Applying for Writing-Intensive Designation
March 20, 2017: Deadline for approval of Fall 2017 classes (if attended Jan. 5-6 Professional Development Workshop)
Steps in the Process of Submitting a Course to the Writing-Intensive Designation Course Committee:
Please note that until Fall 2017, all submissions are sent to the QEP Committee, care of Dr. Cheryl Duffus, QEP Director. Since the Writing-Intensive Course Designation Committee will not exist until Fall 2017, the QEP Committee will handle the approval process until then.
The following steps should be followed to submit a course for Writing-Intensive approval.
- The instructor who wishes to submit a course for Writing-Intensive Designation must first complete the required professional development provided by the university.
- After completing professional development, if needed, the instructor can meet with the Chair of the Writing-Intensive Designated Course Committee for an initial review of how the proposed course will meet WI SLOs.
- Faculty should use the submission form available on this website or in the Faculty Handbook when submitting a course to the WIDCC. The Writing-Intensive Designated Course Committee is available to assist faculty in preparing this form. Please click here for the form.
- Please click here for a table containing a detailed explanation of each QEP SLO. This table is intended to help faculty prepare to submit a course to the WIDCC and to fill out the Submission Form. The professional development provided by the university should also guide faculty in this process. The Writing-Intensive Designated Course Committee is available to assist faculty in preparing their courses for WI approval.
- The instructor will submit the Writing-Intensive course request form and a course syllabus to the Writing-Intensive Designated Course Committee.
- If the course is approved by the Writing-Intensive Designated Course Committee as a Writing-Intensive Designated Course, it will be reported to:
- The instructor who submitted the course
- The General Education Committee (Tiers One and Two) or the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Tier Three)
- The appropriate Associate Provost,
- The Registrar’s Office, and
- The appropriate Dean/Chair
- In the event a course is not approved, guidance will be provided for the instructor to revise and resubmit.