This committee should:
Charge 1: Document the variety of writing majors across the country in diverse institutional types and in diverse units, working with NCTE staff to incorporate/add data into its database.
Charge 2: Identify and describe a common set of learning outcomes for writing majors.
Charge 3: Identify and describe specific courses/curricula that may be adapted to other majors.
Charge 4: Track what writing majors do after graduation and report these findings to the CCCC officers and EC and membership in various venues.
Spring 2016 Update
The number of majors in writing and rhetoric has doubled in the last decade, and in Fall 2015 the Committee completed an updated list of 141 majors. We have also compiled a bibliography of sources for those interested in the writing major, which we will update each year along with the list of majors. Using this list and local studies we are currently researching commonalities across majors at the curricular and institutional level, and beginning to track career outcomes of students who graduate with writing majors. We are also working on an updated database of writing studies majors, beginning with a survey of program chairs and directors. If you have a writing studies major and do not see your name on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the list and sent a survey. If you are developing a major we would love to hear from you, too.