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The Writing Program


Writing Program courses provide the foundation for writing in college and beyond. The IUPUI Writing Program offers core undergraduate, "gateway," writing courses. These fulfill two levels of writing requirements for most undergraduate degree programs at IUPUI.

Students generally fulfill the first level requirement with W131, but they may also place themselves into W130-W131 (Stretch) or W140 (Honors) using Guided Self-Placement

Second-level requirements are fulfilled by completing a course from several options, depending upon the student’s academic program. Those options include W230, W231 or W270. Students who completed W132 by the end of Fall 2013 do not need to take W270.

For more information on any of these courses, click here.

Diverse in content and purpose, yet united in quality, these courses support the University’s mission and its Principles of Undergraduate Learning in unique and exciting ways.

Location and Hours
Cavanaugh Hall 423
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis IN 46202-5140
tel.: 317-274-3824
fax: 317-274-2347 

The office is generally open Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Writing Program Administrators and Staff


Steve Fox, Director of Writing, handles general policy matters. CA 423B; 278-2054; sfox@iupui.edu.

Marilee Brooks-Gillies, University Writing Center Director, oversees the hiring of faculty and student writing consultants, orients new undergraduate and graduate writing consultants through W496 (a writing center theory and practice training course), leads professional development for writing consultants, supervises and monitors the programming the Center provides, and handles concerns about student and faculty experiences with the Center. CA 505; 278-2477; mbrooksg@iupui.edu.

Julie Freeman,Associate Director of Writing, handles course staffing, scheduling, comparable credit petitions, grade complaints, and general policy matters. CA 423D; 274-0092; jfreema@iupui.edu.

Scott Weeden, W130 Course Coordinator, consults on staffing of W130, orients new W130 faculty, leads professional development for all W130 faculty, monitors and updates features of the course (curriculum, textbooks, assignments, etc.), and handles student concerns about their experience in W130. CA 423C; 274-9670; sweeden@iupui.edu.

David Sabol, W131 Course Coordinator, consults on staffing of W131, orients new W131 faculty, leads professional development for all W131 faculty, monitors and updates features of the course (curriculum, textbooks, assignments, etc.), and handles student concerns about their experience in W131. Taylor Hall UC 2139; 274-2508; dsabol@iupui.edu.  

Gail Bennett, W231 Course Coordinator, consults on staffing of W231, orients new W231 faculty, monitors and updates features of W231 (curriculum, textbooks, assignments, etc.), handles student concerns about their experience in W231. CA 429E; 278-8583; gcbennet@iupui.edu. 

Mel Wininger, W230, W270 and Honors Writing Coordinator, consults on staffing of W140 and honors sections of W270, orients new faculty and leads professional development for all W270 faculty, monitors and updates features of honors writing courses (curriculum, textbooks, assignments, etc.), and handles student concerns about their experience. CA 423; 278-8581; mrwining@iupui.edu.

Beth Lafferty, the Writing Program Secretary, handles general inquiries. CA 423; 274-3824; bethlaff@iupui.edu.

Check the list of writing program faculty for campus contact information (email, campus phone number, office location). Writing instructors can also be located through the English department main office (CA 502, 274-2258 for full time faculty) and the associate faculty office (CA 313, 274-0570 for part-time faculty).