Teaching Writing Residency

Announcing the Teaching Writing 2019 Residency
The University of Montana

June 23 – 30, 2019

Teaching Writing’s 2019 Summer Residency will take place June 23 – 30 on the campus of the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. We’ll be joining students and alumni from the Johns Hopkins MA in Writing and MA in Science Writing Programs. The residency will begin with a late afternoon reception on June 23 and end the following Sunday morning.

At the conference, Teaching Writing students will participate in a residency class, “Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing.” All participants in the class will teach a mini-lesson to the class and participate in a writing group, in addition to discussing books, pedagogies, teaching practices, and issues in education and in writing.

In addition, we will join with the Writing and Science Writing students for two receptions, readings by guest writers, panel discussions, writing “excursions,” and even a field trip. Participants earn a full-course credit for attending and completing the seven-day residency.

The instructor for the Teaching Writing course will be Heidi Vornbrock Roosa. In addition, program director Mark Farrington will participate in many of the residency activities.

While most of the coursework for the residency will take place during the week of June 23 – 30, some online coursework will be required of participants before and after the week of the residency.

Cost for the course is the regular Teaching Writing Program tuition for one course ($3108 for Summer 2019), plus a $450 non-refundable fee, which includes two receptions and several lunches.

In addition, we have reserved a limited number of rooms in a dorm on the University of Montana campus. Participants have the option of staying in a dorm room for $200 for the week. All rooms are single bedrooms connected to a suite with three other people. (Note: the dorms do not have air conditioning.)

Fees for the Residency
Tuition: $3,108 (new tuition rate beginning in Summer 2019 semester)
Fees: $450
Lodging (optional): $200
Total tuition and fees: $3,758 (including lodging)
$3,558 (no lodging)

Please note that the $450 fee is non-refundable. If you register for this course and then drop it after March 15, you will be reimbursed for tuition but not the fees. (Tuition reimbursement follows the standard AAP Summer schedule.) The number of dorm rooms available is limited, and will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis. If you request and pay for a dorm room after all available rooms have been assigned, the $200 dorm fee will be returned to you.


The Teaching Writing Summer Residency is open to any student currently enrolled in the Masters or Certificate Program in Teaching Writing, as well as any student from another program who has successfully completed the core Teaching Writing course. The Residency course is listed as AS.492.690 Residency: Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing.

There are two options for registering:

If you wish to attend the residency and want to stay in the dorm, register for: AS.492.690, Section 91. 

If you wish to attend the residency but want to take care of your own lodging, register for: AS.492.690, Section 92. 

Please be sure to register for the correct section, as those registering for Section 91 will be charged $650 (fees + lodging), and those registering for Section 92 will be charged only the fees ($450).

Because registration for the Summer Residency will take place before registration for other summer semester courses, in order for you to make plans, below is a listing of the fully online courses Teaching Writing will offer in Summer 2019 in addition to the Residency.

  • 492.630 The Power of Story: Teaching and Writing Narrative (Instructor: Heidi Vornbrock Roosa)
  • 492.651 Special Topics in Reading: Multicultural Texts (Instructor: Susan Muaddi Darraj)
  • 492.667 Peer Response and Writing Centers: Theories and Practice (Instructor: Anna Habib)
  • 492.668 Teaching Writing Online (Instructor: Christina Cantrill)
  • 492.663 Writing Across the Curriculum (Instructor: Nick Maneno)

All MA degree candidates in the Teaching Writing Program must complete one residency as part of degree requirements. Residencies are optional for certificate students. A degree candidate who has attended one residency enroll in a second residency, which will count as an elective. Although it’s not yet official, we are planning to hold the 2020 residency in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Click on the link here to get a view of the University of Montana campus.

2018 Teaching Writing Residency

Teaching Writing’s 2018 Summer Residency took place July 22 – 29 on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

2017 Teaching Writing Residency

The residency took place July 2 – 9 at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. We were also visited by a videographer, who interviewed Program Director Mark Farrington and many of the Teaching Writing students.