How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected mental health for college students?
High suicide rates and reports of poor mental health have been prevalent issues for many years. The Covid-19 pandemic made these issues increase at an alarming rate.
Let’s Talk About Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are a painful hinderance to young athletes. It is important that parents know how to best prevent them.
Using Trail Cameras to Study White-Tailed Deer Vigilance Behavior Within an Agroforestry Landscape
To understand how deer navigate and behave across agroforestry systems, 14 wildlife camera traps were installed within five natural (edge, open, wooded) or farmed (orchard, pasture) environments
Write up the Road
At the University of Missouri, excellence is among the values that guide students, staff and faculty alike. To help Tigers continue to excel, the Campus Writing Program (CWP) recently hosted a retreat in nearby Rocheport. The two-day, overnight program allowed 19 faculty, staff and graduate students to network and dive into their writing — free from distractions.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Lannin and colleagues on their new grant
Writing across the curriculum is not just important at MU but rather begins in the K12 curriculum. CWP Director Amy Lannin and colleagues, Dr. Delinda van Garderen in Special Education and Dr. William Folk in CAFNR and the School of Medicine, have received funding for another National Institutes of Health - SEPA grant. Their new…
ChatGPT and Your WI Classroom
As ChatGPT and other AI writing tools evolve, a focus on the connection between writing and learning becomes even more crucial. To help combat misuse, CWP encourages instructors to highlight the ways that writing is a vehicle for learning content to establish a culture of academic integrity that prioritizes critical thinking.
Join us for the National Day on Writing on October 20!
Come by Lowry Mall between 10 am and 2 pm to celebrate writing in all its forms.
2023 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. These award recipients have made outstanding contributions to writing for learning in their face-to-face and online classrooms this year.
Initiative to Lower Student-to-Faculty Ratio in WI courses
In December 2021, CWP began working with the Office of the Provost to explore ways to support a lower student-to-faculty ratio in Writing Intensive courses. If you have courses that can meet the enrollment cap of 19, please send us a note of commitment and explain what is needed for this to happen.
White Paper: Addressing Complexity in Writing Intensive Course Assignments
A central tenet of the WI courses at our university is the inclusion of “at least one writing assignment addressing a question for which there is more than one acceptable interpretation, explanation, analysis, or evaluation.” To interrogate how this element emerges in writing assignments, we designed a research study based on data from 300+ WI course proposals. As we worked through our analysis, we asked the following question: How do WI assignments engage students in the complexity of their disciplines?
Hunting for Changes in Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) in a Mine-Impacted Stream
The intent of this research is to shed new light on a historic topic by analyzing how the quality and quantity of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) changes along the Lone Elm Stream. Dissolved organic carbon is an important nutrient source for aquatic organisms.