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Certificate of Writing Excellence

Writing Across the Curriculum

Certificate of Writing Excellence

The Certificate of Writing Excellence Program at UW-Superior enables students to attain and exhibit excellence in writing by completing the following:
  • a set of courses of a variety of disciplines containing a substantial writing element presented using WAC best practices (and achieving at least a B in each)  (These courses are designated as WCE for "Writing Certificate Eligible.")
  • three writing workshops given by the Writing Center (one of which must concern portfolio development)
  • a writing project beyond the classroom
  • a portfolio (which will then be presented publicly as a culminating event in the certification process)
The certification is shown on students' transcripts and can be listed on their resumes, thus providing prospective graduate schools and employees with an indication of their level of attainment in an area--writing--that is important in these arenas.

Certificate's fit with University and WAC Program missions and goals

How can instructors get involved? 

1. They can have their courses designated as WCE (Writing Certificate Eligible):

Criteria for a course to be designated as  WCE (Writing Certificate  Eligible)

How to have a course designated as WCE (Writing Certificate Eligible)

WCE Form for instructors to use in applying for the designation (word document)

WCE Form for instructors to use in applying for the designation (pdf)

Spring 2014 Special Offer: Stipends for successfully applying for the designation!

Table of due dates for Spring 2014 WCE applications

2. They can inform their students of the certificate and suggest they work toward receiving it:

Requirements to receive a Certificate of Writing Excellence

Approved Writing-Certificate-Eligible (WCE) Courses

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