Maroon and Write

Quality Enhancement Plan

Maroon and WriteMaroon and Write seeks to improve undergraduate student writing by implementing a writing across the curriculum model, using writing-to-learn strategies and formal writing instruction. To accomplish this goal, the institution will focus on improving students’ writing skills and grammar skills in sophomore and junior classes as a bridge between freshman composition courses and the junior- and senior-level writing courses. Maroon and Write encourages students to practice writing throughout their academic careers. Ultimately, MSU’s mission is to produce graduates who are prepared to be leaders in their professions and communities and who are equipped with skills in communication and critical thinking.

SACSCOC, MSU’s regional accreditor, approved our Maroon and Write QEP Report in December, 2014 with no recommendations or changes.

Invitation to Participate

Maroon and Write is currently accepting applications for faculty who would like to teach QEP courses in 2015-2016. Those interested must apply for a multi-week summer development workshop called the Maroon Institute for Writing Excellence (MIWE). Complete the 2015 MIWE application and submit to co-director Ann Spurlock.

More information about MIWE and past participants is provided on the Faculty page.

Contact Us

Maroon and Write
157 Allen Hall
(662) 325-3738


  • Deborah Lee, Professor, MSU Libraries
  • Ann Spurlock, Director of Composition and Instructor, Department of English

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