Applying for WI Course Designation 


To be designated as Writing Intensive, courses must be proposed to and approved by the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee of the ECU Faculty Senate. To help develop course proposals and understand the expectation of a WI course, please review the materials available on the WAC Committee website. 

Electronic submission of Writing Intensive course proposals should be sent to the WAC Committee ( TWO WEEKS prior to the scheduled committee meeting. The original signature form should be brought to the meeting. included in your packet should be:


1. A completed WI Course Proposal Form found at the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee page.
2. A copy of a sample syllabus for the course.
3. A letter of support from the unit head. 

Faculty proposing the course will be given time on the WAC Committee agenda to present their course and answer any questions the committee may have.

To remove the WI designation from a current course, department chairs, unit heads, or undergraduate coordinators should send an email to the chair of the WAC Committee including the following information:


  • 1. Indication of which courses you are requesting to have the WI designation removed from.
  • 2. A brief explanation for the request.
  • 3. Documentation that you program will continue to offer enough WI courses in the major to allow students to meet WI graduation requirements if the WI designation is removed from the course.
  • 3. Documentation of correspondence with other degree programs/majors that might be impacted by this change (e.g. If accounting uses a Wi business course to count as a WI requirement for their degree program, removing a WI designation from a business course impacts accounting). 

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Writing Across the Curriculum Committee