This form has two purposes: to verify that a proposed course meets the criteria for a W course and to record practices in the teaching of writing. Questions are keyed to the criteria for offering a writing-intensive course adopted by the faculty in Spring 1985. You may wish to refer to the Faculty Handbook (appendix L) for a complete description of those criteria.
Consider submitting any additional materials to the chair of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee.
Please note It is the policy of the WAC Committee to review all writing-intensive course syllabi each semester. Plans for a writing-intensive course, as detailed in your proposal, should transfer as much as possible to your syllabus. The WAC Committee reserves the right to compare your proposal with your syllabus as necessary and to ask for clarification if significant changes emerge. In completing and submitting your proposal, you signify your awareness of the syllabi review process; you agree to present your plans as accurately as possible at the point of submission; and you agree to transfer those plans to your syllabus, which should adequately inform students (and the WAC Committee) about the writing-intensive components of the course.