The Charles Bazerman Faculty Fellowship for Professional Development in Writing is a competitive, two-course fellowship available for one Continuing Lecturer in the Writing Program per year. The fellowship funds two course releases and is intended to be taken during the faculty member’s two-course teaching quarter, essentially providing a sabbatical during which the faculty member can pursue research that will inform and enrich his or her teaching and advance knowledge in the field.
This endowed fellowship has been made possible by the generosity of Charles Bazerman, Professor of Education of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among Professor Bazerman's many achievements in the field of rhetoric and composition are his numerous books and edited collections, including Traditions of Writing Research, Genre in a Changing World, Textual Dynamics of the Profession, Writing Selves/Writing Societies, What Writing Does and How it Does It, and the Handbook of Research on Writing. He has also been chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), founded the Writing Research Across Borders conference, and was the inaugural Chair of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research.