Advanced Writing

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Howe Writing Across the Curriculum (HWAC) oversees approval of Advanced Writing (ADVW) courses. Our local advisory board also serves as the Miami Plan Writing Committee.

We are happy to guide you through the principles, best practices, requirements, and application process behind ADVW at Miami. We want to help you prepare the best course possible, as we have for a number of approved ADVW courses.

If you plan to teach an ADVW course, or if your department would like to propose or revise an ADVW course or course sequence, consider joining our semester-long Faculty Writing Fellows Program.

We also offer workshops to support your efforts to advance the written communication competency in your Miami Plan courses (or any course). Please contact Elizabeth Wardle ( to discuss your needs.