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University Writing Program

Department of English & Philosophy

The University Writing Program (UWP) comprises several interrelated programs designed to support the use of writing as a powerful tool for thinking, inquiry and communication:

  • Drexel Writing Center (DWC) helps all members of the Drexel community think through and develop their writing projects, primarily through one-on-one consultations with Peer and Faculty Readers and Graduate Writing Consultants.
  • Curricular Initiatives supports and develops programmatic writing offerings, including Writing Intensive (WI) courses at Drexel. These offerings are designed to help students practice writing, give them opportunities to use writing as a tool for learning, and introduce them to the writing conventions and practices of particular fields or disciplines. We also work closely with faculty to help them teach writing in their courses.

Annual Report 2018-2019 [PDF]

Faculty Consultation

Members of the UWP frequently consult and collaborate with faculty and staff across the University. Faculty and staff can use the consultation form to request help with writing-related projects or issues such as:

  • Using and teaching writing in your courses
  • Incorporating writing goals into your syllabus/course plan
  • Creating informal writing assignments to support student learning
  • Revising or creating major writing assignments, or developing strategies for response to student writing
  • Developing writing workshops tailored to your students' needs

The UWP can also meet and work with programs (or attend faculty meetings) to discuss how writing can work cohesively within an entire unit.

Request a consultation

Personnel

Janel McCloskey
Co-Director, University Writing Program

Dan Driscoll
Teaching Professor of English
Co-Director, University Writing Program
Director, Minor in Writing

Lisa DiMaio, EdD
Faculty Writing Fellow
Teaching Professor of English
Coordinator for the Faculty Reader ESL Specialist Program

Valerie Fox, PhD
Faculty Writing Fellow
Teaching Professor of English

Yazan Barouki
Drexel Writing Center Operations Manager

Prospective Students

Please email coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!