University Writing Committee

The committee shall work with the Office of University Writing to develop common principles and guidelines for incorporating intentional and significant writing experiences into every major. The committee will regularly review how programs provide writing instruction beyond the core curriculum and how they assess writing relevant to their discipline and forward their recommendations regarding any new courses or changes in curriculum to the Curriculum Committee for final approval. In addition, the committee will analyze assessment data on writing, and make recommendations to departments, the Office of University Writing, and the University Senate as appropriate.

Director of University Writing

Director or designee from First -year Composition
Director or designee from the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Representative or designee from the Curriculum Committee
Representative or designee from the Graduate School

One faculty member from each college or school
One representative from the faculty of the University Libraries
The Ralph "Shug" Jordan Professor of Writing

Undergraduate student:            
One undergraduate student nominated by the Student Government Association

Graduate student:            
One graduate student nominated by the Graduate Student Council

The faculty members will serve 3-year rotating terms

Web page maintained by University Writing:


  • Co-Chair, Margaret Marshall, Director of University Writing – Continuing
  • Co-Chair, Becky Barlow, Ralph "Shug" Jordan Professor of Writing– Continuing ex-officio

  • Stewart Whittemore, Director of First-year Composition – Continuing
  • Drew Clark, Rep from the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment – Continuing
  • Edward Loewenstein, Designee from Curriculum Committee – Continuing
  • Maria Witte, Graduate School – Continuing

Undergraduate Student Representative:  

Graduate Student Representative:



Last Updated:August. 20, 2018

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