Inside College Writing

College Writing Program

Curriculum & Course Content

More information on the College Writing curriculum can be found on the College Writing Program Canvas page. This page is also used for faculty to share teaching materials for use in their courses. Types of teaching materials include resources for Canvas course setup, short readings for students, sample quizzes and assignments, and various analysis and research readings and resources. The Canvas page also houses the program newsletter.

Meetings & Workshops

The program typically holds faculty meetings the first Wednesday of every month and faculty workshops the third Wednesday of every month. Exact dates and times can be found on the faculty Outlook calendar. Full-time faculty are expected to attend all faculty meetings and workshops. In addition to monthly meetings and workshops, the program holds faculty orientations before the beginning of each semester. All faculty, full- and part-time, are expected to attend all faculty orientations.

Office Space

The College Writing Program faculty offices are located in the lower level of the Mallinckrodt Center. Each office has a shared computer with printing capabilities. Faculty can print to the program copier in Umrath Hall, a program printer in the office suite, or a shared copier in the Mallinckrodt Center. The office suite also includes reservable conference rooms and access to a shared kitchenette that includes a sink, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher.

First-Year Writing Requirement

In order to fulfill the university’s first-year writing requirement, students must receive a final grade of C- or higher in College Writing (L59 111-120). Failure to complete College Writing by the end of the first year can result in an academic warning or academic probation. Therefore, we ask that faculty complete a Midterm Progress Report for any student whose absences/performance raise concerns at midterm and a Proficiency Report for all students who fail to earn a C- or better, drop or withdraw from the course, or receive an incomplete grade. 

Faculty Committees

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Center for Teaching and Learning

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Teaching Preferences

Faculty members should submit their teaching preferences, including required course texts, each semester. If a form isn't submitted, faculty are typically assigned the same schedule as the previous semester. However, required course texts are not copied to the new semester and must be submitted each semester.

Please submit spring 2023 teaching preferences by Friday, August 19, 2022.

Teaching Preferences Form