The Tri Delt Sundial and MacCracken Hall

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