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The West Point Writing Program

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Writer Commons

In addition to the full suite of academic courses it informs, and the extensive support it offers to all Cadets through the Mounger Writing Center, the West Point Writing Program also curates a "Writer Commons." The Commons exists as a resource to the entire USMA community and beyond, though it's especially focused on supporting West Point faculty.

The Writer Commons will expand as resources allow. When fully developed, it will support our faculty and greater community by:

  • maintaining a permanent online archive of up-to-date instructional resources collaboratively developed with faculty;
  • offering regular faculty development workshops, including two-part training seminars tailored to specific departmental needs during summer orientations;
  • identifying and responding to trends in Cadet writing;
  • supporting scholarship in writing pedagogy across the disciplines;
  • facilitating a comprehensive faculty workshop and speaker series.

The Writer Commons also liaises when appropriate with the USMA Center for Faculty Excellence, whose Master Teacher Program is yet another highly regarded resource for all faculty and the West Point community.