From wiki page about Michael Crichton":
In 1988, Crichton was a visiting writer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
What does exactly the term visiting writer mean?
Does it mean he was there on a visit once or twice?
Or does it mean that he was there a permanent visitor for the whole year(1988)?
Or is it the some kind of a contract with the MIT? E.g. to give lectures on writing for the whole year 1988 to the students?
Thanks for the clarification.