Writing Intensive Committee

2020 – 2021 Submission Due Dates for New WI Course Designations:

To propose a course as writing intensive, please submit a Writing Intensive New Course Proposal using the UMW Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) system through the Add a Designation process and provide the information requested.


WI Committee Members for 2020 – 2021

  • 2022 Brenta Blevins (Assistant, CAS) – Chair
  • 2022 Ben LaBreche (Associate, CAS) – Secretary
  • 2023 Pamela Grothe (Assistant, CAS)
  • 2021 Randall Helmstutler (Associate, CAS)
  • 2023 Elizabeth Johnson-Young (Assistant, CAS)
  • Gwen Hale, Ex-officio, Director of the Writing Center and Writing Program

Meeting Dates 2020 – 2021:

September 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

October 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

November 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

February 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm

For more information about the Writing Intensive Program, go to the Writing Intensive Program webpage.

DUTIES 2.8.7 The committee’s duties are to: .1 Study and recommend to the University Faculty Council procedures and criteria for approval, deletion, and alteration of course offerings in the writing intensive Across-the-Curriculum requirement; .2 Review and approve or reject proposals from the various departments for courses to be designated writing intensive; .3 Review at its discretion the frequency of offering and general relevance of courses so designated and make recommendations for changes as appropriate; .4 Perform any and all additional duties, such as evaluating transfer credit, pertaining to the committee at the request of the committee chair; .5 Make information available regarding the procedures and deadlines for proposing courses to the general education committee; and .6 Perform other duties as assigned by the UFC.