ISI 2018 Schedule Now Available!

The Kean University Writing Studies Program and the Writing Project are excited to announce the schedule for the Summer 2018 Invitation Summer Institute.

Summer 2018 ISI *Tentative Schedule:

Pre-Institute 2018 Saturday

May 19, 2018

Week 1

7/2–F2F (Face-to-Face)

7/3– F2F


7/5–Cyber (Google Hangouts/Skype/video chat technology) 

Week 2

7/9 Cyber

7/10 Cyber

7/11 Cyber

7/12 F2F

Week 3

7/16 F2F

7/17 Cyber

7/18 F2F

7/19 Cyber

Week 4

7/23 F2F

7/24 F2F Final Celebration


*Cyber or F2F dates may vary to accommodate participant schedules.

Websites Unite!

We are excited to announce that in efforts to bring our prospective students, current students, and visitors a streamlined experience, the M.A. Writing Studies Program and the Kean University Writing Project are merging websites!

What does this mean?

  • The KUWP site at is no longer available to view.
  • All information about the Kean University Writing Project will now be posted here to our site.
  • You can visit our site to apply to our graduate program and also to the KUWP Summer Insitute.
  • News and current events for both KUWP and KUWSP will be posted to our blog with respective tags.


Welcome to Fall 2016!

Welcome to Fall 2016 at Kean University.  Or, if you are returning or joined us for our Invitational Summer Institute or College Ready Writing Program this summer, welcome back!

As we embark upon yet another exciting academic year, we would like all of our returning and incoming graduate students in the English Writing Studies program to be aware of the resources available to them, as well as a new addition to our KUWP staff.

Course Schedule for Fall 2016
By now all of you are registered for the semester.  But if you decide on last minute changes or are still stumped on what to take this fall, we have a variety of courses available to our graduate students. You will find a comprehensive list of said courses and their information here on our website and on KeanWISE.

Many of you are already members/affiliates of the Kean University Writing Project.  The KUWP and our MA in Writing Studies Program are “close cousins”, and I am happy these two special communities have so much overlap in the work we do together.  The Kean University Writing Project would like give a warm welcome our new graduate assistant Hailey Carone!

Have Questions?
Graduate students needing help with questions about general procedure within any program should contact Robin Roebuck, the Managing Assistant Director in the Office of Student Support Services at
Stay tuned to our blog for exciting posts about writing studies as well as updates about upcoming events.  Feel free to follow us on Twitter as well!

Join us for our Spring Symposium for Writing 2016!

Spring is blooming here at Kean, and so is knowledge! Join the School of English Studies on the evening of April 21st from 5:30-7:30pm as we celebrate fellowship in our achievements–another year of research, creative work and community intiatives from both our Master’s in Writing Studies Program (that’s us!) and the Kean University Writing Project.

Come to connect and learn more about our work!  Refreshments will be served in the lobby and great conversations will unfold.

The Spring Symposium will take place in the Human Rights Insitute Gallery, located in the Nancy Thompson Library (Kean University Union Campus).  See you there!

Summer Opportunities for Graduate Credit with the KUWP!

In Summer 2016, join us for a 3 day graduate workshop for 3 graduate credits!

The Kean University Writing Project will host:

ENG 5031: Topics in Composition Theory: What is College Ready Writing? 

This intensive 3 day training workshop will prepare teachers (or teachers-in-training) in a new protocol called the College Ready Writing Program designed by the National Writing Project research team.

In a climate of increasing emphasis on “College Ready Writing Skills”, NWP research has shown that standardized test scores can be improved among struggling students. The structure of this training and protocol will guide participants’s through developing new writing strategies geared to the Common Core curriculum and individual student needs. This course will be an excellent foundation for all aspiring writing teachers interested in preparing students to write effectively in the 21st century.

Dates: July 5-7 (+ 1 orientation day on June 11)

For more information or to arrange for your registration, please contact Dr. Mia Zamora (

Apply Now For KUWP Invitational Summer Institute 2016!

Any plans for summer yet? Seeking a chance to grab some graduate credit, or perhaps just looking for an opportunity to develop professionally?

The Kean University Writing Project will be hosting their 2016 Invitational Summer Institute starting this June!

The Summer Institute provides the opportunity to examine challenges and issues through interactive learning, inquiry, reflection, and community.  Participants will become grounded in writing theory; best practices for teaching writing; protocols for designing, presenting, and reflecting on classroom lessons; models for building and working with collaborative teams; and personalized coaching and one-on-one mentoring.  Through writing, talking, sharing, and writing some more, we work to transform the toughest challenges from our writing lives and our writing classrooms into our best practices!

Apply today or visit the KUWP home page for more information!