Welcome to the University of Colorado at Boulder's Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) service-learning and civic engagement website.

The Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement (WISE) began in 2008 with the help of the Office of Service Learning and the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement. The PWR received a "Model Project" Grant from the IECE to incorporate service-learning and civic engagement throughout its curriculum at the lower and upper levels. We currently have about twenty faculty members teaching service-learning or civic engagement based writing courses.

Students in WISE course sections research and produce written, spoken, visual, and/or multimedia projects that directly benefit university, area non-profit, or governmental agencies. Course assignments combine traditional academic research and readings with fieldwork to enrich the educational experience and encourage students to understand the real world applications of rhetorical situations and theories.

Instructors, students, community members, or nonprofit agencies with questions about the University of Colorado WISE Project or who wish to post a comment to the "PWR, Campus, and Community News" page can contact the project's founding coordinator by email or mail:

Veronica House
Associate Director for Service-Learning and Outreach
Program for Writing and Rhetoric
317 UCB
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309