Department Workshops

Departments that would like assistance in how best to include writing in their courses are encouraged to contact us. We would be happy to facilitate 1-2 hour departmental workshops to help you:

  • Identify threshold concepts of your discipline and how writing can help you teach them across time
  • Consider how disciplinary genres work and how to effectively teach them to students
  • Outline communication-related goals for your courses and programs
  • Achieve course goals through both low- and high-stakes writing assignments
  • Design an effective writing assignment
  • Scaffold writing assignments and provide effective feedback
  • Understand the CAS and Advanced Writing requirements

To request a department workshop, contact either Elizabeth Wardle (Director) at or Ann Updike (Associate Director) at