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: Kim McClure
  • Vice Chair:  Brian Locke
  • Recording Secretaries: Doug LaFountain (Fall) and Jena Gardner (Spring)

Members Names, Departments, & Years service ends

  • Jena Gardner (Music) '22
  • Joel Gruver (Agriculture) '22
  • Kaycee Peterman (Health Sciences and Social Work) '23
  • Doug LaFountain (Mathematics & Philosophy) '22
  • Glenn Daugherty (Law Enforcement and Justice Administration) '21
  • Brian Locke (Music)' 21 
  • Kim McClure (Psychology) '21
  • Janice Gates (Management and Marketing) '23
  • TBD (Student member)

Ex Officio:

  • Magdelyn Helwig (English), Director of Writing Programs
  • Amy Mossman (English), Writing Center Director

2020-2021 Meeting Dates 

Day and Time: Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. 

  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19

Place: Zoom Meetings

Agendas/Minutes

 

Archived Agendas and Minutes