The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric supports teaching in three important ways. First, we offer several professional development opportunities every term, where faculty and staff across the college meet to talk about teaching writing, teaching speech, and teaching research. Second, we offer faculty undergraduate writing assistants, who are trained to support writing instruction in individual classrooms. Third, we engage our faculty in institute-sponsored research activities designed to expand their understanding of writing and communication studies. We also support faculty in their individual scholarship.