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Graduate Fellowship Programs

The Graduate Writing Fellowship and Graduate Quantitative Fellowship Program
Bridgewater State University | College of Graduate Studies
2020-2021 Academic Year

The Graduate Writing Fellowship Program offers graduate students in all academic disciplines support in all aspects of the writing process. Likewise, the Graduate Quantitative Fellow provides quantitative reasoning assistance to all students in specific academic programs. While the GWFs and the GQF are connected to specific academic programs, each fellow will spent two hours each week in the College of Graduate Studies to provide support to all graduate students on campus.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, there will be 1 Graduate Writing Fellow (GWF) associated with the following academic programs:

  • Counselor Education
  • Psychology
  • MPA Program
  • TESOL Program

For the 2020-2021 academic year, there will be 2 Graduate Writing Fellows (GWFs) associated with the MSW program in the School of Social Work.

Requirements for Applying as a Graduate Writing Fellow:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 graduate credits each fall and spring semester
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills
  • Be knowledgeable of specific writing style guides (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
  • Be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Responsibilities of Graduate Writing Fellow:

  • Work 10 hours per week for a specific academic discipline
  • Of the 10 hours, work 2 hours per week at the College of Graduate Studies with students from specific academic disciplines and other academic disciplines. This responsibility is a requirement for all GWFs. It is non-negotiable.
  • Assist students with writing projects via face-to-face meetings, email, telephone calls, SKYPE/FaceTime
  • Provide writing assistance, as relevant, to all students in a specific academic program through workshops, newsletters, writing tips, program Blackboard sites, classroom visits, etc.
  • Present at least two GWF workshops each semester, either to specific program or university-wide
  • Attend monthly training at workshops presented by the Director of the Graduate Writing Fellowship Program
  • Attend the Graduate Fellowship Orientation in September
  • Participate in the spring Student Arts and Research Symposium

Compensation:

  • Tuition/Fees Reimbursement for 6 graduate credits each fall and spring semester
  • Bi-weekly stipend
  • Parking Pass

Requirements for Applying as a Graduate Quantitative Fellow:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 graduate credits each fall and spring semester
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge in quantitative reasoning, basic mathematics skills, algebra, intermediate statistics as tools to answer research questions
  • Be knowledgeable of specific computer platforms for quantitative/statistical analysis (SPSS, STATA, R, etc.)
  • Be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Responsibilities of Graduate Quantitative Fellow:

  • Work 10 hours per week for the Master of Public Administration Program
  • Of the 10 hours, work 2 hours per week at the College of Graduate Studies with students from the Master of Public Administration Program and other academic disciplines
  • Report to the Graduate Coordinator and QuAC Coordinator
  • Assist students with quantitative reasoning projects via face-to-face meetings, email, telephone calls, SKYPE/FaceTime
  • Provide quantitative reasoning assistance, as relevant, to all students in specific academic programs through workshops, newsletters, quantitative reasoning tips, Blackboard, classroom visits
  • Attend monthly training at workshops presented by the Director of the Graduate Writing/Quantitative Fellowship Program
  • Attend the Graduate Fellowship Orientation in September
  • Participate in the spring Student Arts and Research Symposium
  • Participate in the spring Southeastern Massachusetts Quantitative Engagement and Literacy (SEQuEL) conference at BSU
  • Become a member of the National Numeracy Network (dues will be paid on GQF’s behalf)

Compensation:

  • Tuition/Fees Reimbursement for 6 graduate credits each fall and spring semester
  • Bi-weekly stipend
  • Parking Pass

Professional Development Workshop Schedule for Fall 2020

Column One lists the date, two lists the day of the week and the time, three lists the tentative topic.

Date Day/Time GWFs Attending Tentative Topic
September 28, 2020  Monday:11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jazmine Bradsher
Derek Pazolt

Introductory GWF Meeting
September 30, 2020 Wednesday: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Hannah Brown
Courtney Bacon
Melissa Batty
Carolyn Westgate
Introductory GWF Meeting
October 12, 2020 Monday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm Jazmine Bradsher
Derek Pazolt
Tutoring in an Online Environment
October 21, 2020
Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hannah Brown
Courtney Bacon
Melissa Batty
Carolyn Westgate
Tutoring in an Online Environment
October 26, 2020 Monday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm Jazmine Bradsher
Derek Pazolt
Inside the Tutoring Session
October 28, 2020 Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Hannah Brown
Courtney Bacon
Melissa Batty
Carolyn Westgate
Inside the Tutoring Session
December 14, 2020 Monday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm Jazmine Bradsher
Derek Pazolt
Meeting the Needs of All Learners
December 16, 2020 Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Hannah Brown
Courtney Bacon
Melissa Batty
Carolyn Westgate
Meeting the Needs of All Learners

 

Weekly Sessions at the College of Graduate Studies, Student Services for Fall 2020

Columns one and two lists person's name and academic discipline. Columns three and four lists the type of service offered and the days and times available.

Name of GWF/GQF Academic Discipline Type of Service Days/Times at CoGS
Hannah Brown
H3brown@student.bridgew.edu
Psychology Writing Support Fridays: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (synchronous and asynchronous)

Jazmine Bradsher
jbradsher@student.bridgew.edu

Social Work Writing Support Tuesdays: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (synchronous and asynchronous)
Melissa Batty
mbatty@student.bridgew.edu
Counselor Education Writing Support Thursdays: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (synchronous and asynchronous)
Courtney Bacon
c1bacon@student.bridgew.edu
MPA Program Writing Support Wednesdays: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (synchronous and asynchronous)
Derek Pazolt
Dpazolt@student.bridgew.edu
Social Work Writing Support Tuesdays: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (synchronous and asynchronous)
Carolyn Westgate
c4westgate@student.bridgew.edu
TESOL Writing Support Wednesdays: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (synchronous and asynchronous)

 


[1] Also support students in MAHPLS through Open Office Hours two hours per week.

[2] Also support students in MAHPLS through Open Office Hours two hours per week.

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