Engaged Learning Through Writing
A Faculty Development Project
Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, we were provided with funding to develop a Writing to Learn (WTL) program in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University. The first year of the program has been devoted to developing faculty understanding of WTL, to the development of WTL activities - specifically in Mathematics and Physics, and to exploring the importance and best approaches to giving meaningful feedback. The ultimate goal of the program is to address the student experience in gateway courses across the College of Natural Sciences.
In this presentation we will provide the framework of the WTL program, provide prompts that emerged from our processes, and share sample student responses.