Proposing a Writing Intensive Course
"Writing intensive" refers to a pedagogy designed to heighten learning and professional communication by using writing assignments in a variety of lengths, sequences, and types. The pedagogy can be applied in any course in which writing is an essential method facilitating mastery of content or in which students learn professional and/or disciplinary conventions and procedures.
Process for approval:
1. Faculty member develops proposal in consultation with Writing Program Director
- Faculty should consult with their Chairs about the place of new proposed WI courses in the regular offerings of the department. The Chair's approval is required before a new course carrying the WI designation can be formally proposed.
- WI designation may be applied for in regard to an existing course or as part of a new course proposal.
- WI courses are considered to enhance the General Education curriculum, but they are not necessarily themselves General Education courses carrying specific designations (e.g., H, S, W).
2. After Director approves, proposal is submitted to Curriculum Committee of School/College
3. Proposals for new General Education courses must also be submitted to the General Education committee; all courses approved for WI designation will be reported to the General Education committee for record keeping purposes.
4. Once reviewed, course is submitted to UCCAP for record keeping and formal recommendation to Provost. Generally speaking, the approval of the Director of the University Writing Program will be sufficient for formal WI designation. The course, once approved, will appear in the Catalog for the following year with the wording "Writing Intensive Course" following the course description.
NOTE that WI courses will be reviewed regularly and after a period of time may undergo re-certification as needed.
To submit your proposal, please complete the proposal form. Attach your syllabus and writing assignments to the proposal form and send it to email@example.com. Please include as much supporting information as possible (grading rubrics, for example). If you prefer, you can print everything out, and send hardcopies to:
Director, the Writing Program
Unit 8300, Department of English
EXAMPLES OF PROPOSALS FROM STETSON FACULTY