University Writing

University Writing Committee

The University Writing Committee (UWC), a standing committee of the Academic Senate, seeks to build and maintain a robust culture of writing at CSUDH that supports and advances the mission, vision, and goals of the University while it positively impacts students, faculty, and staff. The UWC provides vision, leadership, and expertise aimed at building a culture of writing within the University, and serves as a recommending body to the Academic Senate on matters related to university-wide writing policies and practices. In addition, the UWC offers consultation and recommendations to University entities tasked with the oversight, development, and review of: student writing requirements and standards; student learning outcomes assessment; and program assessment related to student writing.

UWC Charge

GWAR-Certifying Courses

The following courses have completed the campus curriculum review process and are approved as GWAR-Certifying to meet the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Academic Programs at

Effective Fall 2021 

  • ENG 350 Advanced Composition
  • ENG 490 Seminar in Literature
  • LBS 370 Multicultural Studies
  • WMS 490 Senior Capstone


Siskanna Naynaha
(310) 243-3359

Meeting dates:

UWC meets on the 1st Monday and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10 am - 12 noon.

Members 2021-2022: