Rhonda, can you send me more information on your WAC program? I am
especially interested in whether students are required to take a certain
number of writing-intensive courses, and in how you go about enforcing
and supportive writing intensiveness.
Rhonda Schuller wrote:
> Hi. Thanks for your response. No writing here other than English classes, unless you go to Adult Basic Ed or International Ed levels.
> We have a wonderful Writing Centre, housed, as is Math Centre and faculty-targeted Research and Learning Centre, in the Library bldg. The WC has a couple full-time staff members, a few faculty on one-course release assignments, and as many faculty volunteers as they can recruit each semester. (My Advanced Comp students do a practicum in the Centre, but they are the only "peer" group to work in there). The WC answers to a Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, which has an elected rotating chair. The heads have typically been English and Communications faculty, but the Centre is not tied to the English dept. In fact, we have ( asmall full-time English faculty of ten members) some English faculty who still see the Centre as remedial, to help deal with those pesky grammar things they hate to see in student writing.
Co-ordinator, Undergraduate Program in Communications Studies
Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs
Faculty of General Studies, University of Calgary
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