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.

Spring Event Series

For the second year, WIC’s spring event series will be held via Zoom. While the remote modality precludes WIC’s regular provision of pizza, it has also allowed for greater scheduling flexibility, and this year’s events will be offered in a variety of time slots. In light of this change, it may be more appropriate to refer to this year’s “Spring Lunch Series” as a “Spring Snack Series,” albeit one which is strictly BYOSnack.


The art of asking questions: How to prime stronger student engagement
Friday, April 9th (OSU Week 2), 10:00 am

3 quick hacks to build cognizance, agency, and logical flow in a STEM WIC class
Tuesday, April 20th (Week 4), 12:00 p.m.

Whose language? Inclusive teaching of academic communication across disciplines
Wednesday, May 5th (Week 6), 3:00 p.m.

Using learning outcomes to create clear assignments
Wednesday, June 9th (Week 11), 2:00 p.m.

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How to design accessible and engaging course material
POSTPONED to September 20, 12:00 pm (registration)

Do you need tips for teaching a WIC course remotely?

The WIC program is still here to help you deliver robust writing instruction in the disciplines.

We've created a list of core WIC practices and innovative options for low-stakes writing-to-learn, research, revision, and peer review online for you to use as you plan for and conduct the first weeks of class.


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