At 01:14 PM 5/19/2004 -0600, you wrote:
Hello all - as you might know from Wendy Strachan and my presentation
at INKSHED - SFU has now passed in Senate as of last monday the "W"
requirement for writing-intensive learning across the entire undergraduate
I can pass along our web-site for the Centre for Writing Intensive
Learning (CWIL) and links to faculty resources that have a list of
pilot courses and some assignments and syllabi.
These are the criteria that new "W" courses will be expected to integrate
into their existing curricula and they define what SFU means by a "W"
course. I have posted them below.
I have also provided a link to the Centre for Writing Intensive Learning
web-site where you can find these guidelines
and also discipline specific resources that have been developed in pilot
courses since the FALL 2002 semester.
http://www.sfu.ca/cwil/facrespg/wil_courses.html Here you can look at
syllabi and some assignments from pilot courses that have already begun to
integrate w criteria.
The general rule of thumb will be that as of Sept. 2006 new students
will be required to take 6 credits ( 2 courses) of w courses in
total, one at lower division and one at upper division.
This is a work in progress ( as is the web-site) - but after two years of
really hard work - the criteria and the infrastructure is in place. Let
the games begin!
>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.
>Dr. Doug Brent
>Associate Dean (Academic)
>Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary
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"A Writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for
other people." Thomas Mann
Kathryn Alexander, Ph.D.,
Centre for Writing Intensive Learning (CWIL),
Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
Office: AQ 6207
Tel: (604) 268 - 6799 Fax: (604) 268 - 6915
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