Writing-Enriched Curriculum

While centralised student-facing writing support has moved under Student Skills and Success, the staff-facing function of what was the University Writing Centre remains with CTL. Within this function we intend to build on work to date with staff and move intentionally towards a Writing-Enriched Curriculum (WEC) approach. This approach is underpinned with scholarship in this space and includes core features such as being located in the discipline and academic departments, being enquiry driven and involving working with a colleague from CTL.
Colleagues interested in learning more about the approach may find this article by Chris Anson (North Caroline State University) informative. This work is the introduction to an open access book entitled Writing-Enriched Curricula: Models of Faculty-Driven and Departmental Transformation (2021) edited by Chris Anson and Pamela Flash and published by The WAC Clearinghouse, University Press of Colorado.
In practical terms, the WEC function in CTL will

  • support staff with the integration of writing-to-learn into their teaching
  • work with staff to develop discipline-specific writing resources
  • provide professional development sessions for staff around exploring WEC
  • collaborate with staff on module-/semester-/year-long discipline-specific academic writing interventions for students
  • engage in research on WEC and related topics. 
  • We are excited about this evolution of our work with staff. We request your patience while we find our footing and look forward to working with you in earnest later this academic year.

If you have any questions or comments about this work please email us on teachingandlearning@mu.ie.