The mission of the Campus Writing Program is to invest in teaching with writing for learning across the curriculum.
Writing Intensive courses help prepare future alumni to succeed in their continued studies, future careers, and community roles as they pursue writing tasks with greater confidence and understand the power of language for effective communication.
Writing Intensive courses help produce an educated, articulate citizenry capable of reasoning critically, solving complex problems, and communicating with clear and effective language.
Writing Intensive courses maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio (20:1), require at least 6,600 words of writing, and give students ample opportunity to revise their work to improve their performance. Writing assignments are designed to teach course content and to assess students’ learning, giving faculty the chance to focus on content, concepts and quality of argument while students take responsibility for surface features such as grammar and syntax. WI assignments are tied directly and specifically to the goals of the course and are fully integrated into the syllabus.
Through writing and revising, students not only master course concepts, they also learn to think and write in ways particular to their chosen disciplines.
2022 Writing Intensive Teaching Excellence Awards
The Campus Writing Program is proud to recognize the recipients of the Win Horner Award for Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching and the Writing Intensive Teaching Excellence Awards.
Congrats WI Certificate Grads!
The Campus Writing Program celebrates this year’s Writing Intensive Certificate graduates. This certificate acknowledges students who show a dedication to writing in all forms by completing additional Writing Intensive courses beyond those required for graduation. These thirteen students have had the opportunity…
(Book Review) On Revision: The Only Writing that Counts by William Germano
This book about revision was given to me at the perfect time. It really resonated with me when Germano described “the writing that works best feels as if it contains all the parts that are necessary and none that aren’t” (p15).