Writing Intensive Course Guidelines

The Guidelines and Proposals are adapted from those developed in 1984 by a University of Missouri-Columbia faculty task force under the leadership of Doug Hunt. The following guidelines were updated on February 25, 2019 by the Campus Writing Board.

Writing Intensive Course Guidelines

 The Board reviews and approves Writing Intensive courses that follow two important learning principles:

  • Students will comprehend content better through writing, and
  • Instructors will improve the quality of students’ performance by giving feedback and requiring revision.

As instructors design and propose Writing Intensive (WI) courses, the Campus Writing Board asks them to consider the following guiding questions and checklist of course elements.

  1. WI Course Design Requirements
  2. Checklist of Required WI Course Elements

Supplemental WI Course Guidelines: