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: Courtney Blakenship

Members Names, Departments, & Years service ends

  • Courtney Blankenship (Music) '18
  • Munia Cabal-Jimenez (Foreign Languages & Literatures) '18 (Chair)
  • Ritchie Gabbei (Kinesiology) '18
  • Lorri Kanauss (Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising & Hospitality) '18
  • Leslie Melim (Geology) '19
  • Nathan Miczo (Communication) '18
  • Joyce Runquist (Engineering Technology) '19
  • TBD (Student member)
  • Anna Valeva (Economics & Decision Sciences) '20

Ex Officio:

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

2017-2018 Meeting Dates 

Day and Time: Last Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

  • September 28, 2017
  • October 26, 2017
  • November 30, 2017 (Chicago Room) -- Cancelled
  • January 25, 2018
  • February 22, 2018
  • March 22, 2018
  • April 19, 2018
  • May 03, 2018

Place: Union Algonquin Room (except for November 30)