The following guide is particularly helpful to faculty who are teaching WR 111 or WR 112 for English language learners (ELLs) for the first time. Be sure to also consult the current syllabus templates and to review the basic course descriptions and learning outcomes for WR 111 or WR 112. Both courses need to explicitly teach the so-called “hidden curriculum” for students who are extremely intelligent, highly motivated, very skilled linguistically, but still, in many cases, unfamiliar with the North American higher education culture.

Notes for AY 2023-2024: All sections of WR 111 and WR 112 are Pass/Fail; refer to the syllabus templates for specific guidelines. All sections of WR 111 and WR 112 must assign the cumulative portfolio and literacy narrative early in the semester. Also note that this year is a transitional/pilot year for WR 112. We are assessing student work and reflections in both May 2023 and May 2024, and we will be submitting a Hub course revision proposal including changes recommended by the Curriculum Committee. For Fall 2023, instructors may teach the “old” WR 112, as they have in the past, or may use our newer approach, inspired by critical language awareness and antiracist pedagogies. Please contact Christina with questions and additional materials.

Teaching WR 120 instead/in addition? Start here.