University Writing Program

Communicating with UWP During COVID-19

The University Writing Program is committed to supporting our students and faculty as much as we can at all times, especially when the times are as unfamiliar and uncertain as they are now. If you need guidance or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Although we will not be on campus for in-person support, we will be regularly checking our email to respond to your questions. You may also email any of us to request a phone call or WebEx meeting. Our email addresses are below:

Kelly Jennings (Senior Secretary):

Dr. Neil Baird (Director):

Dr. Kitty Burroughs (Associate Director):

    Most available: Monday-Friday afternoon

Brian Urias (Assistant Director):

Welcome to the University Writing Program (UWP), Bowling Green State University's first-year writing program. UWP was formerly called General Studies Writing (GSW) until the end of Spring 2019.

UWP courses work in combination to provide students sustained, guided practice writing for a variety of academic audiences and purposes.

Our program consists of three dynamic courses on writing: WRIT 1010: Academic Writing Workshop, WRIT 1110: Seminar in Academic Writing, and WRIT 1120: Seminar in Research Writing.

Do you have questions about the University Writing Program? Do you want to learn more about who we are and how we approach writing instruction? Please feel encouraged to contact us, or stop by 215 East Hall if you would like to learn more about our program.

Dr. Neil Baird, Director

Kelly Jennings Wins Outstanding Service Award


Kelly Jennings, senior secretary of the University Writing Program, won the 2019 Classified Staff Outstanding Service Award on May 15. We are excited about Kelly's well-deserved recognition of her hard work in and commitment to the University Writing Program. Congratulations, Kelly!

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News and Stories

Writing Students Shine at Writing Showcase

Each semester, the program hosts a Writing Showcase to celebrate student writing. The Showcase is a great opportunity to get presentation experience in a low-stakes environment. On November 22, the University Writing Program will host its 6th semi-annual Writing Showcase. READ MORE

Dr. Neal Lerner Visits UWP

Dr. Neal Lerner, professor of English at Northeastern University in Boston, MA and co-author of The Meaningful Writing Project (2016), gave a presentation and workshop to UWP faculty, graduate student instructors, and guests on Friday, January 25. READ MORE