Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

323  The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  (84619)

Principal Investigator: Edinbarough, Immanuel

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 96,796

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: 10/1/20 - 9/30/23

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: N/A

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Mfg & Industrial Engineering

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Collaborative Research: Writing Assignment Tutor Training in STEM, an Interdisciplinary Approach to Enhance Student Writing in STEM Fields

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Science Foundation

Program Title: NSF 19-601 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources
CFDA Linked: Education and Human Resources


The innovative Writing Assignment Tutor Training in STEM (WATTS) model is designed to improve tutor confidence while improving student writing. In this innovative training, the writing center supervisor collaborates with the STEM instructor to create a one hour tutor-training where the tutors learn about the assignment content, vocabulary, and expectations. This multidisciplinary collaborative project builds on previous work investigating WATTS to determine the impact of WATTS on students, tutors, and faculty and to identify the mitigating and moderating effects of WATTS. The project will collect and analyze data from pre- and post- training surveys, interviews, and focus groups. In addition, the project will study the effects of WATTS on student writing pre- and post-tutoring. The team will use these results to develop a replicable, sustainable model for future expansion to other institutions and fields.

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