University Writing Committee

In 1995, the Faculty Senate established the University Writing Committee to deal with matters concerning the University Writing Requirement, Writing Across the Curriculum, and the Robert J. Connors Writing Center. The Writing Committee was formally constituted as a Permanent Committee with representation from each college and other important stakeholders on campus.

The Writing Committee was formed to accomplish the following tasks:

  • to promote writing across the curriculum;
  • to oversee the development of writing-intensive (WI) courses in General Education and in major disciplines;
  • to recommend policies concerning the administration and operation of the University Writing Requirement, the WAC program and the Connors Writing Center;
  • to evaluate the UWR regularly (every second or third year on a rotating basis) using a variety of measures, such as analysis of syllabi, interviewing of faculty and students, surveys, portfolios, etc.;
  • to suggest necessary changes in procedure or policies to ensure efficiency; and
  • to advise the Provost on resources required to support the program requirements.

Faculty interested in writing across the curriculum or who wish to know more about the writing requirement are encouraged to contact their College Writing Committee representatives. For current membership, contact the Director of the Writing Programs.

University Writing Committee Membership Structure

Faculty Chair

(Elected From Among Members)

College Representatives (3 year term):

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

College of Liberal Arts (x2)

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

College of Health and Human Services

Paul College of Business

University of New Hampshire, Manchester

Permanent Representatives:

Discovery Program

Writing Program Director

Connors Writing Center Director

Undergraduate Composition Director

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Ex Officio:

Secretary (Registrar)