Instructors and teaching assistants are required to attend the Writing Intensive Faculty and/or TA workshops, if not before teaching then within one calendar year of being assigned to teach a WI course. Workshops are offered the week before each fall and spring semester and during Celebration of Teaching in May. If the Faculty Workshop is not feasible, faculty members can seek an alternative path to WI certification through a professional development plan coordinated with the Campus Writing Program staff. This professional development plan may include a combination of any of the following: monthly CWP seminars, individual consultations, small group/departmental workshops, study groups, or other CWP approved opportunities. Every five years, WI instructors are required to attend a refresher workshop, monthly seminar, study group, or CWP approved alternative.