Purpose and Mission
The primary function of the Campus Writing Program is to provide consultation to faculty members on the use of writing in classes; it also offers course development grants and conducts research into the efficacy of writing instruction. The Writing Program administers Writing Tutorial Services (WTS), the writing center on the IUB campus.
The Campus Writing Program is dedicated to improving our students’ education by promoting writing as a tool to improve both learning and teaching. The emphasis on writing is not merely an attempt to give students additional practice in basic composition skills, but is intended to foster the ability to articulate complex positions in a manner appropriate to the discipline.
The Writing Program has three missions:
- To assist faculty, through consultations and workshops, as they work to incorporate writing into their programs
- To assist students, through tutorials and writing groups, as they work to meet the demands of those programs
- To promote Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) and to research the efficacy of WAC and WID claims