Faculty Senate

Writing in the Disciplines.What is Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID)?

After students have completed their composition sequence in the English Department and their writing intensive General Education courses, they must complete the third academic portion of WIU’s writing program, a Writing Instruction in the Disciplines course sequence for their major. WID courses are designed to help students learn both the forms and values for the writing needed to be effective professionals in their field.

The WID program at WIU has a standing Faculty Senate Committee to oversee the program.  The Council recommends approval of new WID courses or modifications of existing courses.  The Council conducts ongoing reviews of how WID is being implemented in the different majors and holds faculty development workshops for WID instructors.

For questions about WID, please email WIDCouncil@wiu.edu.

Council on Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID)

  • Chair:  Kaycee Peterman
  • Vice Chair:  Matt Bean
  • Recording Secretaries:  Ute Chamberlin

Members Names, Departments, & Years service ends

  • Matt Bean (Music) '24
  • Roberta di Carmine (English) '25
  • Ute Chamberlin (History) '25
  • Janice Gates (Management and Marketing) '23
  • Nathan Miczo (Communication) '25
  • Kaycee Peterman (Health Sciences and Social Work) '23
  • Mellissa Stinnett (Education) '24
  • Anna Valeva (Accounting, Finance, Econonomics and Decision Sciences) '25
  • Eilon Sims (SGA Representative) 

Ex Officio:

  • David Johnson (English), Director of Writing Programs
  • Ashley Beardsley (English), Writing Center Director

Fall 2022 Meeting Dates 

Day and Time: Mondays at 4:00 p.m. 

  • September 11, 2022
  • October 10, 2022
  • November 28, 2022

Place: Via Zoom - contact the Chair for zoom link



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