Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

History of the GWL

The Graduate Writing Lab (GWL) was established in 2008 as one of the five McDougal Offices in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). For the next six years, the program that was known at that time as The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) grew to become an essential resource for Ph.D. and Master’s Degree students by expanding its programs and thematic offerings. In the summer of 2014, the Graduate Writing Center joined the newly created Center for Teaching and Learning to become The Graduate Writing Lab. From our beginnings as an office working solely with GSAS students, we have been supported to increase our resource reach to Yale professional schools. In addition, many postdoctoral scholars and faculty continue to engage with the available GWL resources to enhance their research, writing, and communication skills.