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Funding for WI Courses

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.

National Day on Writing Activities

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!

Lina Trigos-Carrillo

Welcome Lina Trigos-Carrillo to the Campus Writing Program

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.

Publication Matters

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.

Strategic Teacups: Work That Matters at MU

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Civil department, Campus Writing Program team up to improve communication skills

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.

Biological Sciences Professor Earns Win Horner Award

Biological Sciences Professor Miriam Golomb sees Writing Intensive (WI) courses as a chance for students to re-examine concepts with a deeper understanding.

WI Class Challenges Students to Collaborate

For Joan Hermsen, teaching a Writing Intensive (WI) class is a collaborative learning process that enhances course content and cultivates an invaluable skill set. Hermsen, department chair for Women and Gender Studies, changed her class Social Research 2950 to a…