The WAU director is available to talk with faculty about strategies for teaching, responding to, or evaluating student writing online. Please contact Paula Rosinski at or at (336) 278-5842 to discuss these issues or arrange a virtual meeting time. Here are some ideas for how you might use writing to support student learning and engagement when teaching from a distance.


Designed to support the teaching and learning of writing across Elon’s entire campus, the Writing Across the University Program offers a range of resources and activities, such as faculty development workshops, writing institutes, writing pedagogy grants, writing scholarship grants, writing groups, boot camps, and individual consultations for faculty members.

We are pleased to share that Elon University’s Writing Across the University Program was just ranked #10 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide! See below for a brief description of this ranking, and you can learn more about Elon’s Writing Excellence Initiative (our QEP) from the documents below:

Our initial QEP/Writing Excellence Initiative Plan

QEP Final Report/Writing Excellence Initiative

If you have any questions, please contact the WAU Director Dr. Paula Rosinski at

“These colleges typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to produce and refine various forms of writing for different audiences in different disciplines. In spring 2019, we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 15 institutions with stellar examples of writing in the disciplines. Colleges and universities that received 10 or more nominations are ranked here” (2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide).

Although Elon has completed the 5th year of its Writing Excellence Initiative, our selected QEP topic for SACS accreditation, the WAU program will continue to support faculty and staff in enhancing the teaching and learning of writing on our campus. Please visit our Writing Excellence Initiative page to learn more about our efforts to prepare every Elon student to be an excellent writer. In particular, you may be interested in reading the writing outcomes developed by every major, the Core curriculum, and Student Life; reviewing a snapshot of the culture of writing and infrastructure we’ve created to support student writing; and hearing about some of our accomplishments.

For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Paula Rosinski, Writing Across the University Director at or (336) 278-5842.