Program and Other Advisory Committees
Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers Committee selects the Fishback Visiting Writer. The Fishback Program for Visiting Writers was begun in 1996 thanks to a generous gift from Sara and William H. Fishback Jr. '56 in memory of Margaret Haggin Haupt Fishback and William Hunter Fishback. The program brings an outstanding writer to the Washington and Lee campus annually.
Teacher Education Advisory Committee is chaired by the Director of Teacher Education, and is composed of four university faculty members and one representative of a local primary/secondary school system, appointed by the Provost; and the Associate Dean of The College. The committee defines and regularly reviews the roles and responsibilities of the Director of Teacher Education at Washington and Lee, examines the relevant coursework in teacher preparation offered to W&L students, advises the Director about the efficacy of the existing program, and recommends improvements to the current program, including both curricular and co-curricular components.
Writing Program Advisory Committee consists of six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, the coordinator of the writing center, an English Department representative, and the Associate Deans of The College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. The committee reviews undergraduate needs for writing instruction; advises the writing program coordinator; collaborates with departments regarding writing components in their curricula; and helps evaluate the writing program.