IWP Mission Statement

In keeping with NAU’s commitment to student success and excellence in education, the IWP is committed to the intellectual growth and development of students through providing resources and experiences that encourage writers to explore, develop, research, design, and present their work inside and outside of the academic classroom.

IWP goals

The IWP is committed to providing a learner-centered program that focuses on student success, engagement, and achievement, advances the internationalization of the university, creates a culture of inclusion, and exemplifies an innovative, effective, and accountable learning community by focusing on:

  • Writing: assist all NAU students in improving their writing capabilities for their academic classes and to offer help for students with writing projects not directly related to their academic classes, such as job letters and graduate school applications
  • Research: strengthen student research skills by emphasizing an independent approach to finding, analyzing, integrating, and citing sources. 
  • Design: assist students with document and presentation design, digital and hardcopy
  • Presentation skills: provide help with and give feedback on presentation skills, including organization, research content, argument structure, and professionalism.