To create a culture of writing and speaking among faculty, academic partners, and the administration, all of whom share a commitment to students writing and speaking in the disciplines.
To promote the idea that students who “write to learn and learn to write” think more critically and creatively, engage more deeply in their learning, and are better able to transfer what they have learned from course to course, and from context to context.
To consult with departments to assist with developing a communication enhanced curriculum that includes oral and written communication outcomes and provides students with frequent opportunities for writing and speaking across the curriculum.
To provide departments with a built-in assessment process for accreditation purposes and to provide an informal forum for faculty to address concerns regarding student writing.
To consult with faculty who want to meet “Best Practice” standards for “W” and “O” courses and to assist with grading strategies to manage the paper load.