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.  

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 FOR TEACHING A W COURSE.  Helpful information for both new and seasoned instructors

USING DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC W COURSES FOR ASSURANCE OF LEARNING

FOR ADVISORS: EXCEPTIONS/WAIVERS for the Writing Intensive University Requirement

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EKU Syllabus Policy approved Fall2009100.81 KB
PROCESS, SAMPLE COMPLETED CURRICULUM FORM & SYLLABUS for W Courses77.19 KB
Blank Curriculum Change Form: University154.5 KB
Required Student Learning Outcome for Syllabi14.14 KB
SUGGESTIONS for TEACHING W COURSES14.85 KB
Using W discipline-specific courses for assurance of learning13.46 KB
Writing Intensive Requirement: HELP SHEET / EXCEPTIONS892 KB