Writing Program

The McNeill Writing Program exists to support students’ growth as readers, writers, and, in an increasingly online age, composers in multimedia. Reading and writing are powerful practices for learning about and influencing the world around us, and the program helps students leverage that power for their own purposes. Our model for integrating writing in a learning community was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence (http://www.ncte.org/cccc/awards/writingprogramcert) by the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization for writing faculty in higher education. With credit-bearing courses, a cohort of outstanding undergraduate Instructor Assistants, a professionally staffed writing lab, and the SASC Monologue Project, the program has components designed to develop excellence in writing, research, and critical thinking throughout students’ time at the university.