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Writing Initiatives Network Committee (WINC)

Mission Statement

  1. Integrate and coordinate campus writing programs and activities (including the General Education writing sequence, “W” courses, the Writing Center, and the Writing Fellows Program).
  2. Provide outreach and support for faculty and students involved in these efforts.
  3. Encourage the campus community to value and promote writing and other communication skills; make critical literacy possible for all students.
  4. Enable students to use language consciously and skillfully by employing both “learning to write” and “writing to learn” activities: Help students to:
    • communicate ideas effectively to a particular audience through the use of writing.
    • more proficiently learn subject material by writing about it. That is, the student will use writing to clarify thinking.
  5. Encourage active, problem posing teaching and learning in all writing courses, programs, and activities.