College of Liberals Arts and Social Sciences

ARTH 1380: Art History I and Graduate Assistant Training

For the initial set of writing consultations taking place within this course, students who perform poorly on an early writing assignment are required to attend an individual writing consultation at the Writing Center before resubmitting a revised version of the assignment. Additionally, before submitting the course's major writing assignment, each student in the class is required attend an individual consultation with a course-dedicated writing consultant.


Graduate Assistant Training for ARTH 1380: Art History I

Writing Center experts work with Art History Graduate Assistants in order to develop effective strategies for writing evaluation and the consistent implementation of a grading rubric endorsed by multiple Art History faculty.


ARTH 1380: Art History I / ENGL 1304: Composition II

Taught as part of the Weekend University, this project involves a linked ENGL 1304 section with an enrollment of 25 students who are co-enrolled in a large lecture section of ARTH 1380. The writing instructor works with the art history instructor to develop assignments that enrich and reinforce concepts and content from the art history course. Students are given beginning- and end-of-semester surveys designed to measure attitudes toward writing and connections between academic disciplines within the linked course context as opposed to traditional stand-alone classes.


ECON 3334: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Teaching Assistant Training

In addition to individual writing consultations for students of the course, Writing Center staff, with input from the ECON 3334 professor, develop and deliver a writing workshop for multiple sections designed to instruct students on writing strategies for their course assignments. Writing Center staff members also collaborate with the ECON 3334 professor to refine instruments for writing instruction, including course assignments and grading materials, and develop a universal rubric that will be implemented by the TA when grading student papers for the course.


THEA 1332 / ENGL 1304: First Year WritingII

This project involves a linked ENGL 1304 section with an enrollment of 25 students who are co-enrolled in THEA 1332. Similar to the Writing Center's linked courses with the Art History and History departments, instructors from both courses collaborate to develop assignments that build connections between and reinforce concepts in each course. Students are assessed through beginning- and end-of-semester surveys designed to measure attitudes toward writing and connections between academic disciplines within the linked course context as opposed to traditional classes.


COMD 7391 / 7392: Speech and Language Disorders Clinic/Advanced Speech and Language Disorders Practicum

Through workshops on clinical report writing, APA style, and writing issues specific to Communication Disorders, students in this practicum learn to write according to the conventions in their field. In addition to the writing workshops, students have the opportunity to meet with a trained WID writing consultant for assistance with their current writing assignments. Students complete a survey at the end of the writing workshops in order to determine strengths and weaknesses of the material and workshop instructor.


HIST 1378: Places in Time / ENGL 1304: First Year Writing II

Developed and team-taught by faculty from the Dept. of History, Writing Center, Dept. of English, and the College of Education, this course fulfills two CORE requirements, Communication and History. The English section, taught by a Writing Center instructor, utilizes innovative teaching technologies available at the Writing Center. Students of this course are assessed through beginning- and end-of-semester surveys about their attitudes towards the linked-course learning environment.


ENGL 3396: Latin American History through the Novel

As part of this upper-division English class, students attend a two-week Web workshop taught by Writing Center composition and technology instructors during regular class time, working toward publishing a Web project using FrontPage. Students creatively construct an academic argument visually while practicing principles of research, writing, and MLA documentation.


COMD Evidence-Based Reports

The Writing Center has partnered with the Communications Disorders Department to develop peer-review groups for their graduate students. In this course partnership, students are placed into studio groups of 4-5 students, and each week the groups meet to discuss the writing process for their reports. Discussions begin at the research level, laying the foundation for critically analyzing and synthesizing treatment theories, and end with the revision of the students' written treatment plans. Under the guidance of Writing Center staff members, students take turns facilitating group discussion, providing feedback to the other group members, and observing the group's process. The time spent in studios no only develops a student's writing skills, but also familiarizes them with the peer review environment so important to their professional and academic worlds.


COMD 4398: Professional Writing in COMD

The first five weeks of this course are taught by a Writing Center staff member and the remainder by Communication Disorders faculty. WID writing consultants are available for scheduled consultations with students regarding their course writing assignments, and students are assessed through an on-the-spot survey administered at the conclusion of each writing consultation. Additionally, at the departmentís request, Writing Center professionals evaluate pre- and post-instruction writing samples to determine the effectiveness of the course design.


MUSI 2361: Music and Culture

Students of this sophomore-level Music course who perform poorly on an early writing assignment are required to attend an individual writing consultation at the Writing Center before resubmitting a revised version of the assignment. Students are assessed through an on-the-spot survey administered at the conclusion of each writing consultation.


MUSI 2362: History of Music I

Students who perform poorly on an early writing assignment are recommended to schedule and attend a 30-minute individual writing consultation at the Writing Center for subsequent assignments. Assessment measures include an on-the-spot survey administered at the conclusion of each writing consultation.


POLS 3310: Introduction to Political Theory Course Partnership and TA Training

Serving a significant number of Honors College students, this partnership includes three writing seminars and individual writing consultations. Writing Center professionals also work with the POLS 3310 professor to develop a universal rubric that will be implemented by TAs when grading student papers for the course, and conduct multiple training sessions to lead TAs through the application of the rubric to student writing assignments.