The Writing Program’s Mission Statement

The specific mission of the ISU Writing Program is to support the work of English 101 and English 145 courses (each course has several variants), which are designed to serve both different populations of students as well as the needs of different colleges and programs throughout the university. Beyond our adherence to the goals of the ISU general education curriculum and our own program Learning Outcomes, our program’s primary mission is to promote a focus on “citizen writing research” through a range of activities that include specific classroom practices, our Grassroots Writing Research publication, our Undergraduate Internship program, various community outreach programs; and our own program-based research into the intersections and complexities of our personal lived experiences as writers and learners.