For Faculty

First-Year Writing

First-Year Writing Program
Schmitt Hall 312

Director: Jessica Restaino
Associate Director: Jennifer Holly-Wells
Assistant Director: Bonnie Dowd

Workshop Coordinator: Laura Field
First-Year Writing Faculty
Program Assistant: Phyllis Brooks

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.  Sample syllabi and teaching resources for WRIT 105 and 106 for Fall 2017 are on the "Designing Your Course" tab. 

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 Director, 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 Annual Report_14-15 and Annual-Report_15-16 Annual Reports.