The innovative Writing-Enriched Curriculum Program (WEC) invites undergraduate departments to engage in the process of generating and implementing undergraduate Writing Plans. These faculty-generated plans are already in effect in departments and programs across all colleges at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Faculty members, instructors, students, and staff can review their programs' plans (which include expected writing abilities, menus of grading criteria, and activity related to writing and writing instruction) on the Academic Units webpage.
Programs and majors not yet enrolled are encouraged to apply for future cohorts. Programs and majors who have already completed three writing plans may consider applying for the WEC Legacy Program.
New Enrollments for Departments and Programs
Since 2006, the innovative Writing-Enriched Curriculum Program has continued to provide fiscal and instructional support to integrating effective and discipline-relevant writing and writing instruction into undergraduate curricula. The WEC Program invites undergraduate departments to join its next cohort to begin in AY23-24. To apply, faculty representatives are invited to submit a Letter of Interest by December 22, 2022.
Interested in learning more? Three options:
- Join us for one of two "lunch on WEC" events where you'll hear from faculty members currently involved in WEC and have a chance to ask questions related to how the process might work in your home discipline.
- Peruse this website, checking out a set of frequently asked questions.
- Contact the WAC program director with questions: Pamela Flash
What do UMN faculty members say about WEC?
Legacy Program for Continuing Units
The WEC legacy program supports the sustained relevance (or renewal) of Writing Plans and faculty-designed implementation activity. To these ends, the WEC team collaborates with participating units to collect current and relevant data from stakeholders (students in majors, instructors, affiliates), to participate in an abbreviated round of faculty meetings, and to propose new implementation activities.