Writing Program

UA Writing Program Awarded for Excellence

The UA Writing Program, which is housed in the Department of English in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, received the 2017-2018 Writing Program Certificate of Excellence from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. According to Susan Miller-Cochran, director of the Writing Program, this is the most prestigious award a writing program can earn. The program was one of nine across the country acknowledged for excellence in writing instruction. Read more here.

Writing Program Mission

As part of a land-grant institution situated in a diverse region, the Writing Program is committed to serving the university and intersecting communities through a learning community composed of effective initiatives, engaged faculty, and motivated students.

  • Small classes create opportunities for students to develop writing creativity, craft and credibility while reflectively and critically thinking and talking about writing processes.
  • Community and civic engagement in writing project initiatives place our students, faculty, and program in active partnerships that enhance life and learning for the people of Arizona and the world.
  • Professional development support encourages leadership and collaborations among Writing Program faculty from diverse academic backgrounds.
  • Research on writing instruction theories and practices advances the knowledge and expertise in the field and in the program.



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