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Writing Certificate At a Glance

Participants can earn the Graduate Writing Certificate through engaging in 100 activity hours, mostly based on “seat time,” or the amount of time that a workshop, series, or other event meets. The chart below details the requirements and eligible activities.

Certificate Requirement# of HoursRequired?How do you document?
“Ahead of the Pack” development series20YesUpload completion certificate from REPORTER to Moodle Dropbox
Writing Retreat

You may attend the Writing Retreat as many times as you’d like but you can only count it towards the certificate one time.
30YesUpload completion certificate from REPORTER to Moodle Dropbox
Elective Workshops and Development Series

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50YesUpload completion certificates from REPORTER to Moodle Dropbox
Graduate School online writing groups [1]

12 hours (member)
OR
20 hours (organizer)


Optional
Submit reflections document via Moodle Dropbox
Qualifying workshops such as Peer Scholars Workshops
No more than six (6) hours [2]OptionalSubmit a reflections document via Moodle Dropbox
Professional Portfolio
YesSubmit link to portfolio site to Moodle

For questions or to learn more about the writing certificate, contact Katie Homar, Director of Academic and Engineering Writing Support.

[1]You may participate in the writing groups as long as you would like, but you can only count 12 hours as a member, OR 18 hours as an organizer towards the certificate (the equivalents of participating for one semester as a member or leader).

[2] This is the equivalent of six one-hour workshops, three two-hour workshops, or three three hour workshops not facilitated by the Graduate School’s Professional Development Team

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