Applying for Writing-Intensive Designation

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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.

  1. The instructor who wishes to submit a course for Writing-Intensive Designation must first complete the required professional development provided by the university.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The instructor will submit the Writing-Intensive course request form and a course syllabus to the Writing-Intensive Designated Course Committee.
  6. 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
  7. In the event a course is not approved, guidance will be provided for the instructor to revise and resubmit.