Aug. 29, 2017During the Summer of 2017, Chemistry Professor Rainer Glaser and CWP Director Amy Lannin traveled to China to work with faculty in a variety of universities.
July 31, 2017
Gabriel Fried’s The Literature of Baseball course investigates why baseball, and its association with American optimism, is often used by literary writers in complex, and often ironic, ways.
May 9, 2017
Historically, The Campus Writing Program (CWP) has sought to fund all WI courses according to a 1:20 faculty-to-student ratio ($110 for every student beyond enrollment of 20 and up to 300 students). This funding has exceeded CWP’s allocation each year and thus created a deficit.
Due to recent budgetary cuts, the Campus Writing Board voted to create a new committee that would determine how best to distribute WI funds across campus and remain within CWP's Other Teaching Staff (OTS) Allocation. Department/Program chairs now respond to a brief survey on all WI courses eligible for funding (each semester has two funding rounds). The WI Funding committee uses those responses and other data to make funding decisions.
Oct. 14, 2016
On October 20th, to help celebrate the National Day of Writing, we will have a venue in the Student Union from 10am-2pm! At this venue, we’ll celebrate writing at Mizzou with events such as: Pizza for a Poem, Photo Collage of MU Writers, Writing Marathons, and more!
Writing Marathons are a simple and fun way to encourage writers to explore the social aspects of writing while getting out and being inspired by the environment around them. There are three steps to a Writing Marathon:
Sept. 30, 2016
We welcome Dr. Lina Trigos-Carrillo, Post-doctoral Fellow and Coordinator for CWP! Dr. Trigos-Carrillo graduated in spring 2016 from MU with a PhD in Literacy Education and a Certificate in Qualitative Research.
May 12, 2016
When Win Horner, the late chair of the task force that would bring the Campus Writing Program into being, first organized the task force meetings she knew she needed a way to communicate the importance of the work to the committee members. Not only did she need to motivate the task force members to attend the 7:00 AM meetings—the only available time they could all meet, but she needed to impress on them that this work mattered to the university community.
Sept. 30, 2016
Nearing its ninth year, Artifacts Journal is published at least once each year. Students may submit their writings to the review board on a rolling basis to be considered for publication in the undergraduate journal.
Feb. 29, 2016
Jonathan Cisco, Assistant Director of the Campus Writing Program, recently had his article, "A Case Study of University Honors Students in Humanities Through a Disciplinary Literacy Lens" published in the Literacy Research and Instruction.
Feb. 24, 2016
Now, you can read the teaching philosophies and pedagogies of Kemper Awardees in the recently published, The Pursuit of Teaching Excellence: Lessons from the University of Missouri.
Sept. 10, 2015
Strong communication skills might not be the first thing people think of when discussing key components of an engineering education. But the ability to comprehensibly communicate ideas and to propose solutions is an essential engineering skill. A pair of University of Missouri civil engineering faculty members and the Campus Writing Program teamed up to make sure engineering students have what it takes.
June 5, 2015
Biological Sciences Professor Miriam Golomb sees Writing Intensive (WI) courses as a chance for students to re-examine concepts with a deeper understanding.
June 5, 2015
For Joan Hermsen, teaching a Writing Intensive (WI) class is a collaborative learning process that enhances course content and cultivates an invaluable skill set.
May 29, 2015
Many excellent Writing Intensive (WI) courses feature group work assignments. These guidelines are intended to clarify questions that arise when group work is included in the WI proposal. As with all WI courses, these guidelines are intended to be flexible. Alternative means to the same end will certainly be considered.
CWP staff are happy to answer any questions you may have in designing your course and assignments. You can find the guidelines here.
May 29, 2015
Service has been restored to the CWP Course Proposal and Registration System. Thank you for your patience.
May 29, 2015
The Campus Writing Program Event Registration System and Course Proposal System has been experiencing an outage since 5/27/15. We are working to find a solution and hope to have the system restored as soon as possible.
Nov. 21, 2014
While visiting New Haven, Connecticut, English professor Marty Townsend read a column in The New York Times titled “The Death of Letter Writing.” It got her thinking about how she could bring that conversation to students.
Oct. 23, 2014
Campus Writing Program Coordinator, Jonathan Cisco, recently had an article published in the ISSOTL Journal: Teaching and Learning Inquiry. The article is available on JSTOR.
May 16, 2014
Preconference workshops require advanced reservation to attend. Seat reservations are made during registration. Workshops that are full have a waiting list. Each cancellation will be filled with the next person on the waiting list.
April 28, 2014
On April 18, 2014, the Campus Writing Program was honored to present eight MU faculty members with a 2014 Writing Intensive Excellence Award in recognition of their efforts in promoting writing across the curriculum. This year’s awardees were Goodie Bhullar (MU Libraries), Deborah Huelsbergen, Ric Wilson and Jean Brueggenjohann (Art), Mary Jo Muratore (Romance Languages & Literatures), Carolyn Orbann (Health Sciences), Cynthia Reeser (Human Development & Family Studies) and Stacy Wagovich (Communication Sciences & Disorders).
April 25, 2014
James Noble, a professor of industrial and manufacturing system engineering at MU, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Win Horner Award for Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching. MU’s Campus Writing Program created the award last year to honor Horner, who is nationally recognized as a pioneer in writing across the curriculum. The award recognizes faculty who start a new Writing Intensive (WI) course or take a new direction with their WI teaching.
April 2, 2014
Do you know your subject librarian?
Each academic department or program is assigned a subject librarian. These experts in information seeking, research methods, and scholarly communication support writing instruction in several ways.
March 6, 2014
Rainer Glaser, a professor of chemistry who has been at Mizzou for 25 years, teaches a Writing Intensive chemistry seminar to upper-division undergraduate students. He will soon add “author” to his lengthy list of accomplishments. As the recipient of the Faculty Development Award from the Campus Writing Program, Glaser is being funded to publish a textbook on scientific writing.
Jan. 10, 2014
In preparing your syllabus for the semester, we offer the following as information that would be good to include and (even better) to discuss with your students. Feel free to take, use, and adapt.
Jan. 2, 2014
UP TO $10,000 - APPLY NOW! The Campus Writing Board encourages faculty and departments to submit proposals to fund Writing Intensive-related special projects or initiatives such as new pilot WI courses and curriculum development and instruction which do not currently receive WI funding support or receive inadequate support to attempt new course innovations.
Nov. 21, 2013
Hook, Line, and Sinker: A Collection of Fish Tales from Missouri Anglers, has been published! It's so exciting to see Dr. Mark Morgan's Faculty Development Award published in full!
Sept. 4, 2013
The Campus Writing Board has been named for the 2013-14 academic year and includes seven new members. The campus-wide faculty committee is authorized to set Campus Writing Program policy and approve courses as Writing Intensive (WI).
June 3, 2013
Naomi Clark’s long-term professional goal is to get into an administrative role with a writing program. For now, she is focused on completing graduate school, which will be aided by a dissertation fellowship awarded to her by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
A graduate research assistant for MU’s Campus Writing Program, Clark is one of 60 recipients of the fellowship this year.
May 13, 2013
Louise Miller, a professor in MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing, calls winning the Win Horner Award for Innovative Writing Intensive (WI) Teaching “a pinnacle of her career.”
MU’s Campus Writing Program created the award this year to honor Horner, who is a known nationally as a pioneer in writing across the curriculum. Horner chaired the task force that formed the Campus Writing Program in 1983.
May 13, 2013
Six MU faculty members were presented with the 2013 Writing Intensive Excellence Awards in recognition of their efforts in promoting writing across the curriculum. This year’s awardees were Bill Horner (political science), Mario Pennella (biochemistry), Benyamin Schwarz (architectural studies), Brian Silvey (music), Haskell Taub (physics) and Michelle Teti (health sciences).
Dec. 18, 2012
After eight years with the University of Missouri’s Respiratory Therapy program, Shawna Strickland will leave Mizzou later this month for a position with the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), which is the national professional society for respiratory therapy.
Nov. 16, 2012
The Win Horner Award for Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching recognizes faculty who are starting out with a new WI course or taking a new direction with their WI teaching. Because Dr. Horner was a pioneer in Writing Program work, and in the formation of the Campus Writing Program, this award is a recognition of faculty who demonstrate that same spirit of pioneering in their teaching of Writing Intensive courses. This may include a new, innovative WI course, or a new strategy and approach within an existing WI course.
Oct. 25, 2012
Need a Writing Intensive Class For Spring?
Taught by Dr. Mark Morgan, Parks, Recreation & Tourism & Jennah Sontag, M.S., School of Journalism
A team of undergraduate writers are needed to organize and edit a collection of fishing stories by Missouri anglers—culminating in the publication of a book.
Funded by the Campus Writing Program
Jan. 19, 2012
Welcome Back MU Faculty and Students!
The staff at the Campus Writing Program kicked off the semester by holding several events in January before classes even started! Thank you to everyone who came back to campus early to participate in one or more of these events.