Course Approval Requests
Click here to learn how faculty can initiate a request to have a course approved for credit in the University Studies program.
Resources for Writing Instruction
Several University Studies requirements engage students in the process of improving their writing. Faculty who are developing or teaching these courses may find these resources helpful.
Intermediate Writing Criteria-- These guidelines, which were approved by the Faculty Senate, set standards for departmental courses designed to fulfill the Cluster 1C Intermediate Writing requirement.
Guidelines for Cluster 2B-- Cluster 2B, Science in the Engaged Community, promotes a learning outcome related to communicating scientific information in writing. These guidelines, created by the Gen Ed Committee, provide standards regarding the Committee's expectations for courses seeking approval for 2B.
Annotated Bibliography Writing-- A great set of books, articles and website to help faculty conceptualize, construct and implement writing instruction in their courses.
Low Stakes Writing--For large classes, low-stakes writing is a great way to improve student writing without creating an unmanageable grading burden.
Dealing With Student Error--Instructors teaching writing courses can sometimes feel daunted by the errors they find in their students' writing. This guide provides practical ideas and tips to help students improve the mechanics of their writing.
Paper Comments-- That stack of papers can feel pretty overwhelming. This handout offers time-saving strategies for the busy professor who values providing written feedback on student writing.