Writing Intensive Courses at St. Ambrose provide our students vital tools and are part of a liberal arts education foundation. Faculty can receive support, guidance and processes about courses that are part of Writing Across the Curriculum.
A typical Writing Intensive course should adhere to the following practices and principles (from Educational Policies Committee, 04/13/2004).
The basic objective of the revised WI guidelines is to allow WI instructors greater discretion in providing a proper emphasis on writing in the course. The recommended cap at 18 is intended to encourage adequate time for instructors to provide responses to student papers. It is also hoped that this will encourage the development of more WI courses, especially at the 200-level.
WI designated courses should be reviewed in their respective departments' 5-year program reviews. The Director of Writing will review WI courses with their instructors at the end of the semester the courses are taught.