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CBS faculty members continue to develop and use a variety of teaching strategies, including Five-Minute Writing Workshops for efficient and timely writing instruction; they also offer, in a 1K-level course taken by all CBS first-year students, an elective conversation about the importance of writing in the sciences and in the CBS curriculum. Finally, to ensure that faculty, instructors, and students are simultaneously aware of what is valued in writing across their majors, the college's list of valued undergraduate writing abilities is posted on their website.
In 2015, CBS's Leslie Schigg and WEC's Pamela Flash, with colleagues from the University of Michigan and Duke University, received a 5-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation's IUSE program to investigate impacts of low-stakes writing activities on critical and conceptual learning in STEM courses. The project builds on the ongoing success of the U's innovative Writing-Enriched Curriculum Program (WEC).
Center for Writing 10 Nicholson Hall&nb=sp; 216 Pillsbury Dr. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: 612-625-0791 Fax: 612-626-7580