In their Writing Plans, faculty members within undergraduate academic units define and characterize writing in their discipline, name the writing abilities with which they would like students to become proficient, map these abilities into undergraduate curricula, and plan for relevant writing assessment and instructional support. Completed Writing Plans are submitted to the interdisciplinary Campus Writing Board for approval. Once approved, these plans will move into a departmental implementation and assessment cycle.
The WEC process is designed to ensure that each Writing Plan reflects individual units' disciplinary definitions of writing, departmental course structures, and instructional dimensions, and further, that those units' faculty have regular opportunities to assess and revise their plan. As different as they all are, however, all Writing Plans answer the same sequence of questions.