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Understanding Writing and Research in the Disciplines

Southwest Minnesota State University


The English faculty at Southwest Minnesota State University envisioned a website of free online resources that could replace the need for textbooks in their English 251: Writing in the Professions course. Through a collaborative effort between 18 faculty members, the group authored original materials that crosscut disciplines and programs across the campus. They then provided these materials to students via the web using a content management system.

Type of Grant Received through Minnesota State Innovation Funding 

Large Seed Grant – $24,868

Sustaining Grant – $10,000


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