Most English 100 instructors are graduate student Teaching Assistants, mainly from the English department. They include MFA students in creative writing; doctoral students in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, and English Language and Linguistics; and often other doctoral students from the School of Education or elsewhere. Academic staff instructors also teach English 100.
English 100 instructors are responsible to the English 100 Program as a member of the teaching staff and to their students as the instructor of the course. The work of instructors is shaped by the university (general education Comm A requirements, academic policies, and the large, varied culture of writing on campus); the English department with its wide-ranging disciplinary commitments to language, writing, literature, and rhetoric; and the more specific program policies, responsibilities, and curricular requirements explained in our annually published Instructors’ Guide. These have been shaped by scholarship in composition and rhetoric (writing studies) as well as by the experiences of teachers and students here at the UW.