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July 2017 2 Day Retreat

June 30, 2017

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Funding for WI Courses

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.

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National Day on Writing Activities

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:

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Welcome Lina Trigos-Carrillo to the Campus Writing Program

Sept. 30, 2016

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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. 

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Strategic Teacups: Work That Matters at MU

May 12, 2016

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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.

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Students holding recognition awardsPublication Matters

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.

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"A Case Study of University Honors Students in Humanities Through a Disciplinary Literacy Lens"

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.

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Over 50% of Kemper Awardees are dedicated Writing-Intensive (WI) Instructors!

Feb. 24, 2016

 Graphic showing 50 percentNow, 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. 

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John Bowders and Enos Inniss lead a presentation on the campus writing project award.Civil department, Campus Writing Program team up to improve communication skills

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.

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Miriam GolombBiological Sciences Professor Earns Win Horner Award

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.

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Joan HermsenWI Class Challenges Students to Collaborate

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.

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New WI Course Guidelines for Group Work

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.

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CWP Course Proposal and Registration System Restored

May 29, 2015

Service has been restored to the CWP Course Proposal and Registration System. Thank you for your patience.

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CWP Course Proposal and Registration System Outage

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.

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Marty TownsendRewriting the Book on Letter Writing

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.

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Teaching The Literature Review

Oct. 23, 2014

teaching and learning journal coverCampus Writing Program Coordinator, Jonathan Cisco, recently had an article published in the ISSOTL Journal: Teaching and Learning Inquiry.  The article is available on JSTOR

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CWP Presenting at Celebration of Teaching May 20, 2014

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.

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Campus Writing Program Honors Outstanding Writing Intensive Teaching

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).

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James NobleEngineering Professor Earns Win Horner Award

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.

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Subject Librarians Help Students with Writing Assignments

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.

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Chemistry Professor Embraces the Science of Writing

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.

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Syllabus Tips

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.

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Call For Proposals - Writing Intensive Faculty Development Award

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.

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Hook, Line, & Sinker Published!

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!

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New Members Appointed to Campus Writing Board

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).

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Photo of Naomi ClarkArtifacts Managing Editor Awarded Dissertation Fellowship

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.

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Louise MillerLouise Miller Earns First Win Horner Award

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.

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Mizzou Honors Outstanding Writing Intensive Teaching

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).

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Shawna Strickland Carries MU Experiences Into New Role

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.

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Win Horner Award For Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching

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.

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New WI Course for Spring 2013: Social Aspects of Fishing

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

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TA Workshop - January 2012Welcome To Spring Semester 2012

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.

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