Writing instruction is an important part of any students’ undergraduate education. Writing helps students learn how to communicate in their disciplinary and professional communities and also reinforces new knowledge to create a more engaging learning environment. Writing Plans help faculty in majors plan when, where, and how students will have opportunities to write, which creates a cohesive writing experience for students.
Creating a Writing Plan
- A faculty representative from your department (e.g., an Undergraduate Program Officer) should schedule a consultation with the Director of University Writing and meet at least 9 working days before the next UWC meeting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
- The Director will work with you to compose a memo detailing preliminary ideas for your new major's writing plan, which will be forwarded to the University Writing Committee for review.
- Review the UWC's guide for new writing plans, which lays out two approaches to creating a writing plan and outlines the elements of a writing plan product. Our sample writing plans can also help you figure out how to get started.
- On a timeline of your choosing, submit a complete writing plan for UWC records.
|UWC Date||Consultation Deadline|
|September 1||August 23|
|October 13||October 4|
|November 10||November 1|
|January 19||January 10|
|February 23||February 14|
|March 23||March 14|
|April 13||April 4|
If you would like to view current program writing plans, earlier program reports, or UWC reports to the University Senate, email email@example.com.