Writing is a fundamental component of any graduate program, and the Graduate Division is committed to supporting students in the development of strong writing skills and healthy writing habits.

After 5 years of service to our campus, Dr. Robby Nadler (Director of Academic, Professional, and Technical Graduate Writing Development for the Graduate Division) will be leaving the Graduate Division in summer 2023 for Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, where he will be a Lecturer in Writing in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. He has been a tremendous colleague and campus resource and will be sorely missed. You can read the message from Dean Rupp about Robby's departure here.

We are currently assessing how best to continue the wide variety of services he has provided, and ongoing updates will be provided on this page.

The Graduate Division will continue to provide writing support in the following areas:

We would also like to highlight the following campus resources that are designed to support graduate student writing in various areas

UCSB Library

Librarians offer several workshops every quarter during the academic year on topics such as advanced search methods, managing citations and data, literature reviews, data analysis and visualization, and scholarly communication. You can view the Library Calendar page for the latest updates.

Instructional Development

In addition to pedagogy workshops, ID offers support for crafting certain materials for the academic job market such as teaching philosophy statements, teaching demos, and more. Check out their Teaching Assistant Workshops page for more information.

Other departments that offer writing-centered workshops and support for graduate students include:

Additionally, we recommend checking out the GSRC Shoreline Event page, as we are often listed as a co-host on writing-related events from other departments.