About WEC

Each year, the program enrolls 3–5 academic units (typically departments). An enrolled unit remains active for a period of 7–10 years, during which its faculty creates, implements, and assesses three editions of an Undergraduate Writing Plan. In each unit, a faculty member is appointed as WEC Liaison. Liaisons serve as on-site coordinators of Writing Plan activity (drafting, revision, implementation, and assessment) and work in partnership with members of the WEC Team. Writing Plans are approved by the Campus Writing Board, a subcommittee of the University’s faculty senate.

Ongoing assessments at the University of Minnesota indicate that departments implementing WEC have seen positive shifts in writing instruction and in the rate at which student writing meets local faculty expectations.