During the 2021-22 academic year, UArizona is participating in a wide-reaching assessment of student writing in partnership with Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. As part of a statewide working group, Aimee Mapes, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, and Elaine Marchello, Director of Assessment in General Education, designed a tri-university assessment of student writing. The first of its kind for Arizona, this assessment will provide a descriptive account of undergraduate student writing at the three state universities. Our goal is to showcase strengths in student writing while also identifying areas of need to better support writing across the curriculum. We will collect over 700 student writing artifacts this year.
Interested? Do you assign a meaningful writing project in a course that serves juniors and seniors? Connect with us for information on how to participate.