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:  Anna Valeva, Accounting, Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences
  • Vice Chair:  Nathan Miczo, Communication
  • Recording Secretary:  Ute Chamberlin, History


  • Matt Bean (Music) '24
  • Ute Chamberlin (History) '25
  • Roberta di Carmine (English) '25
  • Hong-Da Chin (Music) '25
  • Joel Gruver (Agriculture) '26
  • Hollie Mason (Education) '26
  • Nathan Miczo (Communication) '25
  • Mellissa Stinnett (Education) '24
  • Anna Valeva (Accounting, Finance, Econonomics and Decision Sciences) '25
  • SGA Representative

Ex Officio:

  • Dan Barclay (English), Director of Writing Programs
  • Ashley Beardsley (English), Writing Center Director

Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Meeting Dates 

Day and Time: TBD

Place: Via Zoom - contact the Chair for zoom link



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