Mission Statement

The Writing and Rhetoric Program (WRPR) has a multi-pronged mission: Our program-specific (WRPR) courses engage contemporary, socially relevant themes, and are designed to build student confidence, awareness of rhetorical conventions, and skills in writing. We employ inclusive and antiracist pedagogies designed to facilitate students’ sense of belonging and agency at Middlebury and offer opportunities for them to write for a variety of audiences and in a range of modalities.