W Assessment and Learning Outcomes

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.