The Centre for Academic Writing was founded in September 2014. The need for a special structural unit materialized while creating a new, mandatory General Module course for Bachelor’s. In particular, this was the course in academic writing based on previously existing three independent programmes (Academic Writing, Information Literacy and Presentation).
So far, we have developed several academic courses:
- აკადემიური მუშაობის ტექნიკები – a General Module mandatory freshman course in Georgian. The programme was introduced in 2014. For the academic year of 2016-2017, it was substantially revised and in summer 2018, after analyzing the university and our survey results, several additional changes were introduced.
- Academic Techniques – an English version of the course for international students.
- აკადემიურიწერა – a compulsory, elective or elective-compulsory (depends on a school or programme) course for the first term
- აკადემიური წერა სამაგისტრო საფეხურისთვის– a compulsory, elective or elective-compulsory (depends on a school or programme) course for the third term
- AcademicWriting – an elective-compulsory course for the third term the English MBA programme students at the School of Business.
- Academic English– a compulsory, elective or elective-compulsory (depends on a school or programme) course in English for Academic Purposes for all Master’s students whose English competence is at least B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages.
- Writing forAcademic Publication – an elective elective or elective-compulsory (depends on a school or programme) course for PhD students. The programme aims to help doctoral students write an academic article for a peer-reviewed journal of their interest.
We believe in continuing professional development and therefore, encourage our teachers to regularly advance their skills. Currently, more than 40 professional teachers are invited by different ISU schools to deliver the above mentioned courses. Our teachers are holders of at least Master’s degree in several fields – law, theoretical astrophysics, medicine, computer technology, history, psychology, Georgian and English philology, education management.