Writing University Task Force

Provost Hogan appointed the Writing University Task Force in fall 2005 to explore possibilities for developing synergies among the various groups that contribute to the reputation of Iowa as the "Writing University."

Task Force Charge

In the fall of 2005, Provost Hogan appointed the Writing University Task Force and on November 8, charged the members to:

  1. Explore the possibilities for developing synergies among the various groups that might contribute to the reputation of Iowa as the "Writing University," and
  2. Create a 5-year and a 10-year strategic plan for university investment in the "Writing Corridor" or "Writing Community." Outline ideas about use of space, including possible reassignments of existing space or the creation of new space. Include specific projects that this "community" would engage in, and for any projects that would require new funds, indicate the possible source of that funding.

Task Force Membership

The Task Force was co-chaired by Pat Cain and Chris Merrill. Task Force members were:

  • Holly Carver
  • Lan Samantha Chang
  • Pam Creedon
  • David Depew
  • Kristine Fitch
  • Ed Folsom
  • Robin Hemley
  • Joe Kearney
  • Joan Kjaer
  • Alan MacVey
  • Amy Margolis
  • Jim McPherson
  • Jay Semel
  • Mary Trachsel
  • Steve Ungar
  • Russell Valentino
  • Jon Wilcox