About CWP


The Campus Writing Program invests in teaching with writing for learning across the curriculum by promoting theories and practices of writing-to-learn course content and helping faculty support students’ learning-to-write in their disciplines.  


The Campus Writing Program aims to build a culture of teaching with writing across campus, creating inclusive, engaging classes where faculty invite students’ diversity of language and experiences into the classroom to deepen learning. Mizzou graduates will be recognized as exceptional communicators in their continued studies, future careers, and community roles.  


  • We value teaching grounded in theory, evidence, and practices of writing-to-learn course content.
  • We value teaching for deeper learning wherein faculty support students’ learning-to-write through modeling and assigning disciplinary genres.
  • We value a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity in teaching materials and instruction.
  • We value collaboration with Writing Intensive faculty, other campus units, and the Writing Across the Curriculum scholarly community.

CWP By the Numbers

  • Over 170 courses from disciplines across the university are offered each semester.
  • MU students take, on average, 2.5 Writing Intensive courses during their undergraduate education.
  • Since 1987, every undergraduate degree granted by MU has been strengthened by the WI requirement.
  • Over 335 instructors teach WI courses each academic year.
  • Recognized by the US News and World Report (2012, 2013) as one of the Top 25 Writing in the Discipline Programs
  • CWP was recognized by College Composition and Communication’s “Writing Program Certificate of Excellence” at the 4Cs Conference in Fall 2004.

History of the MU Campus Writing Program

Student Success Strategic Plan Goals

Campus Writing Program Goals