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New to Teaching Writing Intensive

If you’re teaching Writing Intensive courses at ECU for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, welcome! We created this set of introductory resources specifically to help you get your head around what WI@ECU looks like and what you’re expected to do as a faculty member teaching a writing intensive course.

First, we want to tell you something you probably already know:  Effective writing skills are essential to being an effective student, citizen, worker, or scholar. We all need to communicate effectively through writing, both in school and out. We live in an increasingly connected and interconnected world where our written words represent who we are and what we do.  While teaching writing is important in all classes, it is not always an easy thing to do. The good news is that the University Writing Program at ECU is here to support you and your students.

University Writing Program (UWP) offers a host of resources for you as a teacher and for your students as writers. On this page, you’ll find resources to explain Writing Intensive course outcomes and goals, as well as an explanation of what students have been taught in our Writing Foundations program and what sort of professional development opportunities we offer to all faculty at ECU. In addition to scheduled workshops and seminars, we are also more than happy to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your syllabus and writing assignments, grading and responding to writing, or designing effective writing assignments. We’re also happy to attend a department meeting to speak to you and your colleagues. Likewise, the University Writing Center can work with you to plan class visits to discuss writing strategies with students.