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Open forum: Writing Across the Curriculum

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Two forums sponsored by the University Curriculum Committee, identical in content, will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, and Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Stevenson Hall, Room 401 to solicit campus feedback on a proposal to add a Writing Across the Curriculum Graduation Requirement.

As charged by former provost Sheri Everts and building on the recommendations of the writing subcommittee of the General Education Task Force, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Task Force met throughout the spring of 2014 to research best practices nationally, study current practices in writing instruction at Illinois State both in General Education and in the majors, and make recommendations on requirements and curricular design.

The task force endorsed maintaining the current course structure in General Education while extending the concept of writing-intensive courses into the majors. Specifically, the task force recommends the establishment of a graduation requirement for all undergraduate degrees that would mandate two writing-intensive courses to be taken normally as part of a student’s major.

Read the full report.

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