Miami Plan Writing Competency

The Advanced Writing requirement is part of the Miami Plan. It was revised slightly for the 2023 version of the plan, to ensure all approved courses meet a set of student outcomes and address the Four Pillars of the plan. More information is available on the Liberal Education website.

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence can assist you with implementing and assessing the writing and critical thinking competencies in your course. If interested, please contact Director Dr. Elizabeth Wardle (, or Assistant Director Mandy Olejnik ( to set up a consultation.