University Writing Committee


The ICC shall call upon the Senate to initiate college elections to fill positions on subcommittees it may form to oversee general education and university writing. The college representation on the General Education or University Writing subcommittees shall reflect the college representation on the ICC.

The membership of the sub-committee for University Writing (UWC) shall include representation from the same units as ICC [one faculty member per college which offers an undergraduate program, each to be elected by their collegial faculty; one representative elected at large by the Faculty Senate and who is a member of a college offering an undergraduate program; one representative from the academic deans or designee; one representative from Student Government; and the provost or their delegate (ex-officio, voting)] and will also include the First-Year Writing Coordinator, the University Writing Program director, one representative from the Academic Success Center, and one representative from the English Language Center.

The chairs of GEC and UWC, or their designee, shall serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the ICC. The chair of ICC, or designee, shall serve as an ex-officio non-voting member on each of the ICC subcommittees.

Charges for AY2022

  1. Coordinate with the Office of Effective Educational Assessment about the mechanism and logistics related to implementing the Graduate Writing Policy in the revised D01.5. (Continuing Charge - Charge 3, 2021-2022)
  2. Collaborate with the Provost’s Office and the appropriate university-wide resources and faculty committees (possibly including the UWP, ICC, DEIC, EEA, and others) to develop a plan and timeline to assess Writing Across the Curriculum at RIT during AY2022-2023. (Continuing Charge - Charge 5, 2021-2022)
  3. Update Policy D01.0 to more clearly reflect the roles of the UWP and the UWC with respect to providing writing-related resources and instruction to RIT faculty. (Continuing Charge - Charge 6, 2021-2022)
  4. Explore adding a requirement to the University’s writing policy to recertify courses as Writing Intensive at some frequency between 5 and 10 years.
  5. Explore the University Writing Policy’s writing requirements and expectations for total time, topics, effort, fraction of grade, and credit hours prior to graduation as appropriate. Current policy only requires 3 courses to be taken to fulfill the writing requirement and fraction of grade required assumes a 3 credit course.
  6. Propose a process for updating course outlines for currently approved WI courses that do not have an Appendix B attached to the course outline. (Note that if the course does not meet the current writing policy requirements, it could lose WI status (includes WI-PR courses)).


Gretchen Wainwright

College of Engineering Technology

Chair, AY 2022-23

2023-2026 (2nd Term)

Jennifer Bailey

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

2023-2026 (2nd Term)

Mari Jaye Blanchard

College of Art and Design

2023-2026 (2nd Term)

Pamela Conley

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

2020-2023 (2nd Term)

Robert Glick

College of Liberal Arts

2022-2024 (1st term)

Matthew Houdek

Academic Affairs

First-year Writing Coordinator

& Provost's Representative

Open Term

Pamela Kincheloe

Academic Affairs

Director, University Writing Program

Open Term

Rachel Mazique

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

At-large representative

2020-2023 (1st term)

Jacqueline Mozrall

Saunders College of Business

Deans' Delegate

2020-2023 (1st Term)

Cha Ron Sattler-LeBlanc

Student Affairs

Senior Director, Academic Success Center

Open Term

Kathryn Schmitz

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

2022 - 2023 (1st Term*)

Michael Yacci

Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

2023-2026 (1st Term)

Shawn Sturgeon

Saunders College of Business

2021-2024 (2nd Term)

Nancy Valentage

College of Health Sciences and Technology

2022-2024 (1st term)

Stanley Van Horn

Student Affairs

Director, English Language Center

Open Term

Dina Newman

College of Science

2023-2026 (1st Term)

SG Rep TBD Headshot