Everyday life in the 21st century involves composing and understanding complex messages in multiple media and in varied contexts. In order to address challenges related to composing, rhetoric, and literacy in school, workplace, civic, and community settings, Department of Writing and Rhetoric (DWR) faculty engage in innovative research and teaching, often collaborating with students as well as community and campus partners to undertake this work. Additionally, as a department, we provide academic and public leadership on writing-related issues. Further explanation of our work and its impact can be found here: Snapshots of Writing and Rhetoric Impact Projects
Students in our undergraduate and graduate programs receive a comprehensive education in writing and rhetoric that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts.
We enact our mission through a number of programs:
Dr. Stephanie Vie, associate professor and Interim Department Chair for Writing and Rhetoric, will be recognized at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) as the recipient of a 2017 Research Initiative grant. [Read More]
The Department of Writing and Rhetoric held their 3rd annual Writing and Rhetoric Symposium on February 22nd, 2017, to celebrate the hard work of students and faculty in the department's undergraduate programs. [Read More]
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