The College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program
The Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences fosters campus-wide conversations about writing, and provides resources to faculty, teaching assistants, administrators, and students.
What is the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program?
The College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program has two main imperatives: to develop department-based initiatives to build a culture of writing throughout the College; and to coordinate the development of our writing programs across the college. This website is designed to connect faculty, administrators and staff to "all things writing" in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington.
Who is the College of A&S Writing Program?
The Writing Program is administered by the College Director of Writing and a College Writing Council (click below for more information):
- The College Director of Writing is Professor John Webster, Associate Professor of English.
- The College Writing Council consists of faculty members from various Arts and Sciences departments. More about the Council's current activities can be found on the Writing Council web page.
What does the College of A&S Writing Program do?
The Writing Program currently sponsors a number of initiatives and programs (click below for more information):
- Supporting Writing-Integrated Course Design and Writing in the Majors: The College of A&S Writing Program supports faculty and TAs in the work they do in the disciplines, and this site provides resources for using writing to foster better learning in any class.
- The 4x4 Initiative: This assignment design initiative involves faculty members from departments across the college in integrating newly designed writing assignments into their courses.
- The Odegaard Writing and Research Center: This new center is a joint effort of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library and the College of Arts and Sciences and provides writing and research support for students’ work in courses throughout the College. Located on the 3rd floor of the Odegaard Library, the new Center is open from Sunday-Thursday from 1:30-6p and 7-9p.
- Early Fall Start – GIS 140: Working with the Office of Undergraduate Education, UW Extension, and the English Department, the College of Arts and Sciences has developed GIS 140 “Writing Ready: Getting a Start Writing in College" to help students better prepare themselves for the challenges of college writing.