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Campus Writing Program Annual Report 2017-2018

The Campus Writing Program is celebrating another great year of you, our WI faculty, who taught 380 WI courses in 2017-2018. Check out the year by the numbers (below) and read the full annual report here:   As one WI…


MU Writing Intensive Instructor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Congratulations to Dr. Smith from the Campus Writing Program.  For more information:  …


Winholtz wins Win Horner Award

Being able to explain your work is a critical skill for any engineer, and Andy Winholtz’s efforts to instill it in Mizzou engineers recently earned him the Win Horner Award for Writing Intensive Teaching.

Lina Trigos-Carrillo

From Colombia to Columbia

Lina Trigos-Carrillo moved from the country of Colombia to the town of Columbia, Missouri, to continue her studies in language, education and writing. Now, seven years later, she prepares to return to Colombia having accomplished more than she could have expected.

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Writing Center Launches NEW Online Writery

The Writing Center has launched a NEW Online Writery named, TONY, for spring 2018.  On the new site you will find a one-stop shop for all things Writing Center related.  Students can submit drafts, schedule and cancel appointments,…

Students at awards ceremony.

Writing Accolades

Since 2008, the CWP has provided students the chance to have their work published in Artifacts, a refereed journal of undergraduate writing at Mizzou.

Gabriel Fried

Win Horner Award Presented to English Professor

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.

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…

New WI Course Guidelines for Group Work

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.

CWP Course Proposal and Registration System Restored

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

CWP Course Proposal and Registration System Outage

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.  Please email Jackie Thomas…

Rewriting the Book on Letter Writing

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. “By the time I was flying home,…

Teaching The Literature Review

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.

CWP Presenting at Celebration of Teaching May 20, 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. Preconference Workshops Continental breakfast at 8:30…

Campus Writing Program Honors Outstanding Writing Intensive Teaching

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…

Engineering Professor Earns Win Horner Award

James Noble learned the value of revision and peer review early in his academic career. That has motivated him to help his students learn the same writing lessons. Noble, a professor of industrial and manufacturing system engineering at MU, has…

Subject Librarians Help Students with Writing Assignments

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: Customized group instruction on how to find, evaluate,…

Chemistry Professor Embraces the Science of Writing

Rainer Glaser sits at a table in his office hunched over a picture frame. He stares at the frame, contemplating the two large words enclosed by the shiny glass and sturdy wood: Docendo Discimus. “By teaching, we learn,” Glaser says, translating…

Syllabus Tips

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. Student Learning Goals:  Through this Writing…

Call For Proposals - Writing Intensive Faculty Development Award

Call for Proposals for Writing Intensive Faculty Development Award 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…

Hook, Line, & Sinker Published!

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! See the original story behind Hook, Line, and Sinker at Mizzou Wire’s…

New Members Appointed to Campus Writing Board

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). Members of the board ensure…

Artifacts Managing Editor Awarded Dissertation Fellowship

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…

Louise Miller Earns First Win Horner Award

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…

Mizzou Honors Outstanding Writing Intensive Teaching

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…

Shawna Strickland Carries MU Experiences Into New Role

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. Taking…

Win Horner Award For Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching

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…

New WI Course for Spring 2013: Social Aspects of Fishing

Need a Writing Intensive Class For Spring? Social Aspects of Fishing 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…

Welcome To Spring Semester 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…