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Institute Writing Committee

The Institute Writing Committee (IWC) is a subcommittee of the Intercollege Curriculum Committee. In this capacity, the IWC will:

  1. Facilitate the implementation of the Institute Writing Policy through activities that include:
    1. Consulting with the curriculum committees of the various departments, programs, and colleges to review writing policy objectives and the criteria for Writing Intensive (WI) Courses;
    2. Reviewing courses proposed to carry a WI designation and make decisions regarding their WI status;
    3. Keeping a record of applications and decisions for WI course designation; and
    4. Informing the RIT community of the approved course proposals.
  2. Act as a liaison between all academic units to determine student and faculty need regarding implementation of the writing policy;
  3. Define priorities for adequate professional and curricular support for both students and faculty;
  4. Stay current with research on best practices in writing program administration, assess the feasibility and desirability for instituting these practices at RIT, and make recommendations accordingly;
  5. Serve in an advisory role to faculty in the development of assessment methods for writing outcome;
  6. Assess the Writing Across the Curriculum Program;
  7. Report annually to the ICC on its work.

Committee Membership

Name Email Term
Andrea Hickerson (CLA), Co-Chair 2015-2018 (1st Term)
Michael Palanski (SCB), Co-Chair 2015-2018 (2nd Term)
Sarah Thompson (CIAS) 2014-2017 (2nd Term)
Tom Oh (GCCIS) 2014-2017 (1st Term)
Steven Day (KGCOE) 2014-2017 (1st Term)
Yossi Nygate (CAST) 2014-2017 (1st Term)
Pamela Kincheloe (NTID) 2014-2017 (1st Term)
Carl Lutzer (COS) 2014-2017 (2nd Term)
Nancy Valentage (CHST) 2014-2017 (2nd Term)
Lorraine Justice (CIAS - Dean Representative) 2016-2017 (1st term)
Heath Boice-Pardee (Associate VP, Student Affairs) Open Term
Stanley Van Horn (ELC Director) Open Term
Dianna Winslow (First-Year Writing Program Director) Open Term
David Martins (UWP Director, Provost's Delegate) Open Term