In the past decade, several general education assessment projects have helped us to better understand how UConn students are performing as writers. Some assessments have focused on actual W-designated courses, while others have looked closely at the First Year Writing (FYW) program. FYW courses are not W-designated per se, but they nevertheless remain a foundational part of the General Education curriculum with their combined emphasis on writing and information literacy. These efforts resulted in the following reports:
First Year Writing Report on the Assessment of ENGL 1003 and ENGL 1004, 2018-19
1-Credit W Assessment Report, 2014
Report on Writing Assessment in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, 2010
Report on Writing Assessment in Freshman English, 2009 (now called First Year Writing)
NURS W Assessment Report, 2009
W Assessment Report, 2008
Tom Deans, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center, has provided a Summary Analysis of the four reports from 2008-2010 that can be accessed here.