Institute Writing Commitee
The Institute Writing Committee (IWC) shall evaluate courses for the determination of meeting the Writing Intensive (WI) designation and maintain appropriate inter-college relationships with regard to Institute Writing Policy matters. The IWC will consult with the various curriculum committees regarding program objectives and the criteria for WI Courses, review courses proposed to carry a WI designation and grant approval for this designation, act as a liaison between all academic units to determine student and faculty need regarding implementation of the writing policy, define priorities for adequate professional and curricular support for both students and faculty, stay current with research for changing best practices with writing program administration, assess the feasibility and desirability for instituting these practices at RIT, and make recommendations accordingly, serve in an advisory role to program faculty in the development of assessment methods for the writing course outcomes, participate in a “culture of writing” by working with faculty to design additional opportunities for writing: writing contests, student publications, service courses, special projects, and individual study.
The membership of the IWC shall include: a college faculty representative from each college to be elected by his or her collegial faculty; one representative elected at large by the Academic Senate; the Writing Program Director; one representative from the Academic Support Center, and the English Language Center; and the provost or his or her delegate (ex-officio, voting). Representatives will serve staggered three-year terms with the possibility of reappointment.
Richard Zanibbi, Chair
- Report on and provide recommendations to the Senate resulting from last year's charges.
- Review and approve new writing intensive courses.
- Define outcomes and document assessment procedures for Writing Intensive courses.
- Work with the General Education Committee to develop procedures to coordinate the approval of general education writing intensive courses.