In order to hardwire relevant writing instruction into its curriculum, the College of Science and Engineering's new Industrial and Systems Engineering Department engaged the WEC Program in 2013-even before students enrolled in its brand new major. Given that unique challenge, ISyE faculty used an altered process to create and assess their Writing Plan, which underscores the flexibility of the WEC approach.
WEC resources have supported a new TA workshop about grading student writing in Industrial and Systems Engineering, a peer review and revision process applied to team projects in courses across the curriculum, and an increased understanding in the student body about writing expectations for industrial engineers. ISyE Undergraduate Writing Guide has developed a student writing guide addressing the eight most common writing tasks students face in their courses and in industry.
As a result of the WEC Program, Industrial and Systems Engineering now offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that will prepare them to write effectively about analytics, engineering, science, mathematics, and management and thus prepare them for work in a variety of industrial, government and non-profit contexts.