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 Committee recommends approval of new WID courses or modifications of existing courses.  The Committee conducts ongoing reviews of how WID is being implemented in the different majors and holds faculty development workshops for WID instructors.

WID Committee

  • Chair: Munia Cabal-Jimenez 
  • Recording Secretary: TBD

Members Names, Departments, & Years service ends

  • Amy Burke (Communication Sciences & Disorders) '19
  • Munia Cabal-Jimenez (Foreign Languages & Literatures) '18 (Chair)
  • Samit Chakravorti (Management & Marketing) '17
  • Ritchie Gabbei (Kinesiology) '18
  • Joyce Runquist (Engineering Technology) '19
  • Terry Solomonson (Music) '19
  • Mei Wen (Health Sciences & Social Work) '17
  • TBD (Student member)

Ex Officio:

  • Magdelyn Helwig (English)
  • Neil P. Baird (English)

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Meetings:

University Union Algonquin Room, 2:00-3:30 pm -- with the exception of November 3 which will be held in the Union Cardinal/Oak Room

  • September 1, 2016
  • October 6, 2016
  • November 3, 2016 -- Cardinal/Oak Room
  • December 1, 2016
  • January 26, 2017
  • February 23, 2017
  • March 30, 2017
  • April 27, 2017