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WI Course Submission and Approval

The process for submission and designation of Writing Intensive (WI) courses in the first year, in general education, and in programs is articulated below and in the Institute Writing Policy.

Generally speaking, the process for submitting a course is as follows:

  1. Faculty (re)design course to be WI and completes "Triple C" form
  2. Faculty member contacts UWP Director to be enrolled in MyCourses page
  3. Faculty member submits "Triple C" form into "Dropbox" (.pdf) (.doc)
  4. IWC members review and provide feedback on proposal in "Dropbox"
  5. IWC informs faculty, registrar, and curriculum committees of review outcome
  6. IWC maintains a list of approved courses on "Content" page

In order to submit a WI course proposal ("Triple C" form) to the Institute Writing Committee, faculty must be enrolled in the IWC "myCourses" page. Being enrolled enables faculty members to post completed forms to the "dropbox" for IWC review and feedback.

Program WI Courses

Courses that have been identified as "Program WI" can now be submitted to the IWC for review. Approval is based on fulfillment of the WI Criteria, attention to the IWC Guiding Principles and information contained in the FAQ.

  • Courses proposed for a WI designation must meet the criteria included in RIT's Writing Policy.
  • Each program must identify at least one required WI course in the program.
  • Courses to be submitted for approval must have been approved by the college curriculum review body, using normal course review procedures.
  • Faculty member contacts UWP Director to be enrolled in IWC MyCourses page and posts a completed Course Criteria Checklist ("Triple C" form) to the "dropbox."
  • The IWC will review each course and provide feedback or approval for WI designation. If WI designation is not recommended by the IWC, the IWC will provide suggested modifications directly to the faculty member proposing the course. Faculty can resubmit the course with revisions to the IWC for reconsideration.

  • The IWC will inform faculty, the registrar, and appropriate curriculum committees of the review outcome.

General Education Writing Intensive Course Designation

Courses that have been identified as "General Education WI" and "First Year WI" can now be submitted to the IWC for review. Approval of WI courses in general education (including "Immersion," "Perspective," and "First Year Writing" courses) follows the process as outlined in the RIT Writing Policy. Approval is based on fulfillment of the WI Criteria and the IWC Guidelines, as well as General Education Criteria.

  • Courses proposed for a WI designation must meet the criteria included in RIT's Writing Policy.
  • Courses to be submitted for approval must first be submitted for review to the college curriculum review body, using normal course review procedures. A course can be reviewed concurrently by the GEC and IWC for Gen Ed and WI approval.
  • For IWC review, faculty members should contact the UWP Director to be enrolled in IWC MyCourses page and post a completed Course Criteria Checklist ("Triple C" form) to the "dropbox."
  • The IWC will review each course and provide feedback or approval for WI designation. If WI designation is not recommended by the IWC, the IWC will provide suggested modifications directly to the faculty member proposing the course. Faculty can resubmit the course with revisions to the IWC for reconsideration.

  • The IWC will inform faculty, the registrar, and appropriate curriculum committees of the review outcome.