Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Writing center dropped from national rankings

University officials say they aren't concerned and that the writing program is still a success.

The WSU Writing Program was dropped from the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of “Academic Programs to Look For” — the first time the program didn’t make the list since 2001. But Mary Wack, vice provost for undergraduate education, is not concerned.

“This list is not official rankings,” she said. “They send out a bunch of questionnaires that ask ‘Who comes to mind when you think of good writing programs?’ So it is almost luck of the draw and it isn’t based on specific criteria.” The writing program has also received recognition from other sources.

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