At a national conference of writing directors a couple of years ago, James Slevin, chairman of the Georgetown University English department and an authority on writing instruction, delivered a stinging critique of higher education, noting that in general, colleges and universities have not attended well to their goal of creating environments which promote active learning. He then said, "there are, however, schools that are doing it right." One school that he went on to single out as an example was Guilford College.
A main reason for his praise was the fact that Guilford is writing-intensive. Here, you will find yourself writing in classes at all levels and across the curriculum. Besides requiring specific courses, the college employs writing as an important tool of learning throughout its courses. It also makes available opportunities for writing in student publications.