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: Doug LaFountain, Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Vice Chair: Kaycee Peterman, Health Sciences/Social Work
  • Recording Secretaries: Jena Gardner, Music

Members Names, Departments, & Years service ends

  • Matt Bean (Music) '24
  • Jena Gardner (Music) '22
  • Janice Gates (Management and Marketing) '23
  • Joel Gruver (Agriculture) '22
  • Kaycee Peterman (Health Sciences and Social Work) '23
  • Doug LaFountain (Mathematics & Philosophy) '22
  • Mellissa Stinnett (Education) '24
  • Ute Chamberlin, (History) '24
  • TBD, SGA Representative 

Ex Officio:

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

Spring 2022 Meeting Dates 

Day and Time: Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. 

  • January 27, 2022
  • February 24, 2022
  • March 24, 2022
  • April 14, 2022
  • April 28, 2022

Place: Via Zoom - contact the Chair for zoom link



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