The Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC) Program

The Writing Intensive Curriculum Program supports and instructs faculty across the disciplines who are developing and teaching writing intensive courses as part of OSU's Baccalaureate Core requirements. Through faculty seminars, lunches, departmental consulting, review of course proposals, and the newsletter Teaching with Writing, WIC promotes excellence in writing and fosters a culture of writing at Oregon State University.

How to Use Ungraded Writing to Promote Disciplinary Learning

Date: October 6th

Time: Noon (Pacific Time)

Location: Zoom

Description: Low-stakes writing can help students learn course material and learn how to think in disciplinary ways, but faculty are often unsure about how to teach writing, or worried about increased grading loads. Workshop participants will learn about effective and low-stress ways to incorporate writing into classes to support students’ understanding and retention of concepts, and to help students develop disciplinary ways of thinking.

Facilitators: Sarah Tinker Perrault and Dennis Bennett

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WIC Culture of Writing Awards

Learn more about the WIC Culture of Writing Awards, which are given each spring by the WIC Program and participating units to students who write the best paper in their discipline.

Checklist for a Strong WIC Proposal

Use this checklist to learn what to include in your WIC course proposal. 

Faculty Seminar

Interested in teaching a WIC course or improving student learning through writing? The annual WIC Faculty Seminar covers best practices for teaching writing across the disciplines.