As Integrated Reading and Writing educators, we believe in maximizing the potential of our students and ourselves. The Integrated Reading and Writing faculty prepare students to read and write proficiently and critically in order to achieve academically, compete in the workplace, contribute to the community and take an active role in participatory democracy.
We strive for excellence in teaching and maximize learning endeavors. We believe in the right of all students to excel in their post-secondary academic endeavors. It is our mission in Integrated Reading and Writing to help students overcome educational barriers that would hinder their personal and academic success.
We create a learning environment in which faculty employ evidenced-based practices in the field of developmental education, promote individual initiative, honor diversity, empower independent learning, and encourage intellectual risk-taking.
As Integrated Reading and Writing educators, we use teaching strategies emphasizing active learning, problem-solving, and critical thinking, while we model lifelong commitment to learning.
- To preserve and make possible educational opportunities for each post-secondary learner;
- To develop in each learner the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic career and life goals;
- To ensure proper placement by assessing each learner’s level of preparedness for college coursework;
- To maintain academic standards by enabling learners to acquire competencies needed for success in mainstream college courses;
- To enhance the retention of students;
- To promote the continued development and application of cognitive and affective learning theory.
What’s going on?
The New 0420/Humanities 1301 (Great Questions) Pilot Coreq implemented in Fall 21.
The corequisite targets students who place in the lower level strand on the INRW TSI Placement Chart. An entire ecosystem is built around these students to support their academic and nonacademic needs. What another amazing opportunity to accelerate and prepare students for their college gateway courses.
House Bill 5 College Preparatory English Language Arts (For Seniors) Program.
INRW/CLS partners with districts to provide assistance with their college preparatory programs to support student college readiness. Our role is providing professional development and training support and an alternate exit exam that determines student college readiness.
House Bill 2233
Corequisites is the catalyst for developing and implementing corequisite model courses. 100% of INRW exist level courses are corequisites and INRW has expanded the number of corequisites offered. The corequisite model allows underprepared students to concurrently enroll in an entry level college course and a developmental education course that supports successful completion of the college course.
Programs & Division Contacts
Our Composition and Literary Studies Department partners with other programs and divisions to offer college gateway courses. These contacts can assist you with any questions about those programs.