Spring 2022 Writing Accountability Groups

This spring, we are running four online interdisiplinary Writing Accountability Groups:

  • Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesdays, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Fridays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

One disciplinary Writing Accountability Group in Agronomy is also being held by the Agronomy Writing Consutlant, Amy. Contact amyrp@iastate.edu if you are interested in joining: 

  • Thursdays, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


  1. If you missed the interdisciplinary Writing Accountability Group application window but would like to join a group, please email  our WAG Coordinator, Chris at cnutt@iastate.edu to be put on a waitlist.
  2. Group members will receive the WebEx links.

Who can join

Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs) are open to graduate students from any department or program at ISU. To be considered for participation in a group, a student must fulfill a number of expectations, including:

  • Filling out an application: Applications are typically available at the start of each semester when groups are formed. If you are interested in joining a WAG after the application deadline has passed, contact the WAG facilitator at cnutt@iastate.edu to be put on a waitlist for the coming semester or, if possible, be added to a current semester’s group.  
  • Accepting the application: When initial placements are made, students who have been placed in a group will be informed via email. They should respond to the email to confirm their participation.
  • Attending the WAG: Once students confirm their participation, they should begin attending weekly group meetings. These meetings may take place in person or in an online format, depending on the group members’ indicated preference at the start of the semester. Students may bring to the sessions any form of academic writing (research papers, theses or dissertations, grant proposals, conference abstracts or presentations, job application materials, and more) they would like to work on in the designated time frame.


Interested in joining?

  • For more information about how Writing Accountability Groups function, please see details on our Writing Accountability Group Model or contact the group facilitator, Chris Nuttall at cnutt@iastate.edu.
  • If you are interested in joining a WAG in Fall 2022, please check back by early August. For all other questions or concerns, please contact the WAG facilitator at cnutt@iastate.edu.