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.

WPA Works on Developing Writing Items on NSSEE

For participants in the Development of Writing Items on the NSSE:

I'm transferring some notes we've exchanged via email to this blog so everything will be in one place.

Shirley Rose

(from Chuck:)

Dear contributors:   

Thanks very much for attending Saturday's NSSE/WPA working session, and thanks for agreeing to continue this work through this week and beyond. Shirley took careful notes and forwarded them to me; they're pasted in below.      


Writing items on NSSE -- preparing for meeting at WPA conference to collaborate with NSSE to enhance its coverage of writing

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