Writing Across URI is for you! Designed to support all faculty in all disciplines, Writing Across URI has two main goals: to help faculty get their own writing done and, in turn, to help strengthen students’ writing competencies. Through workshops, seminars, writing retreats, and other events, faculty will be invited to participate in producing college graduates who can write effectively in any given situation.

Since the early 1970s, Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) programs have influenced the teaching of writing and critical thinking on campuses across the country. Faculty involved in WAC learn how to incorporate more writing into their courses and how to support writers strategically and efficiently. WAC acknowledges, first, that faculty need to write, too! A big commitment for Writing Across URI is to support faculty as they write articles for publication. It’s also intended to get all faculty on board to ask more of our students as writers.

The Director of Writing Across URI is Heather Johnson, Teaching Professor, Department of Professional and Public Writing.

Support for this program comes directly from the Provost’s Office, and other partners include The Writing CenterThe Graduate Writing Center; the Department of Professional and Public Writing; the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning; and SciWrite@URI.