We have just completed the first year of a Writing Intensive Program in the
Public Relations Certificate Program at McGill.
This brings together 8 instructors teaching 9 courses. (There are 2
electives in the program that don't use the WAC model.) All our materials
have been developed from scratch. I would love to know what others are doing
since there is no other such program at McGill. I have a small Teaching and
Leaning Innovation grant to study the effectiveness of the implementation
and potential for wider application.
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From: "Doug Brent" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 3:14 PM
Subject: Writing Intensive Programs
> I'm putting together a workshop on the state of WAC and I want to update
> myself on what other people are doing. I'm especially interested in
> which universities use a writing-intensive course model. I'd be even
> more grateful for specific resources such as the criteria used for WI
> courses, how many of them must be taken, how this is enforced -- the
> logistical nitty gritty.
> If everyone is willing, I'd suggest replying to the list rather than to
> me personally -- there have been a number of such discussions that
> started on CASLL and then moved off-list, and I for one would have liked
> to follow the conversation; I'm sure many others will be interested
> too. Nice break from viagra ads.
> Thanks, all!
> Dr. Doug Brent
> Associate Dean (Academic)
> Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary
> 2500 University Drive N.W.
> Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
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