Writing Intensive Courses
Thank you for your interest in Writing-Intensive (W) courses. These courses are a valuable part of EKU’s goal of improving students’ communication skills, and they provide a venue in which faculty and students can focus on writing issues.
Discipline-specific W courses can help students learn to communicate in the methods and styles that they are most likely to use in their future careers, and are an important part of programs’ curricula.
QEP money was used to launch the first W courses, and although these monies are no longer available we encourage faculty to continue to develop W courses. We have simplified the W course approval process, and will provide individual guidance on the preparation of both the course plan and the approval process.
Benefits to programs. Programs with W courses are realizing the benefits of having W courses in their curricula. When programs map their curricula they identify W courses as important places to both introduce and reinforce writing skills that are important to each program’s faculty. When programmatic evaluations of student learning reveal weaknesses in writing, W courses provide a specific place for faculty to add or revise content to address those weaknesses.
On this page you will find documents that will help you create a new W course, and some suggestions for teaching a W course
PROCESS. Information on how to create a new W course, sample completed curriculum form, and sample syllabus
CURRICULUM CHANGE FORM. Standard University form for all curriculum changes (Blank)
UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS POLICY
SUGGESTIONS TO TEACHING A W COURSE. Helpful information for both new and seasoned instructors
|Required Student Learning Outcome for Syllabi||14.14 KB|
|PROCESS, SAMPLE COMPLETED CURRICULUM FORM & SYLLABUS for W Courses||77.19 KB|
|Blank Curriculum Change Form: University||154.5 KB|
|EKU Syllabus Policy approved Fall2009||100.81 KB|
|SUGGESTIONS for TEACHING W COURSES||14.85 KB|