For Faculty

First-Year Writing

First-Year Writing Program
English Department
Dickson Hall 468

Director: Jessica Restaino
Associate Director: Jennifer Holly-Wells
Assistant Director: Bonnie Dowd
First-Year Writing Faculty
Secretary: Phyllis Brooks & Kim Harrison

Welcome to the First-Year Writing "For Faculty" page. Please see below and use the left-hand navigation menu for teaching resources and course information. For employment information, please see Human Resources.

ENWR100: Introduction to Writing
Full Course Proposal, Sample Syllabi, Assignments & Teaching Resources

ENWR105: College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Full Course Proposal, Sample Syllabi, Assignments & Teaching Resources

ENWR106: College Writing II: Writing and Literary Study

Full Course Proposal,
Sample Syllabi, Assignments & Teaching Resources

First-Year Students at MSU: Who Are They? A quick summary of the incoming first-year class.

Program Assessment

The First-Year Writing Director, Associate Direction, and Assistant Director are committed to critically reflecting on the First-Year Writing Program.  The program's faculty, curricula, pedagogical methods, and their effect upon students are consistently reviewed in order to maintain and continue the academic excellence of First-Year Writing at Montclair State University. To this end, the First-Year Writing Program conducts the following regular activities to assess the First-Year Writing Program:

  • Review of student evaluations on First-Year Writing courses and faculty
  • Review of all semester grades for First-Year writing courses
  • In-class observation of First-Year writing faculty and courses as well as selected faculty-evaluated student papers

Finally, for a fuller view of program activities, please refer to the First-Year Writing Annual Report, 2014.