NSSE and WPA -- Invitation to Colleges and Universities to Participate in the Consortium for the Study of Writing in College

We invite you to participate in an unprecedented opportunity to learn about writing and the teaching of writing at your school.

The Council of Writing Program Administrators and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) have partnered to develop a set of 27 questions about writing and its teaching across the curriculum. In spring 2008, we administered these questions to 82 US colleges by adding them to the regular NSSE questions. The responses of 23,000 students provide the broadest snapshot so far of the writing that US undergraduates do.

For spring 2009 and possibly other years, your school can participate in the Consortium for the Study of Writing in College (CSWC), which is a group of schools that all wish to have their students respond to these 27 questions about writing in addition to the regular NSSE questions. You can learn more about this project and how your school can participate by going to the CSWC website: http://comppile.org/wpa+nsse.