Expanding Our Reach & Upping The Game
CSU English Council Plenary Session II
Thursday, October 18 • Bahia Hotel Shell Room
1:30-2:30 Plenary • 2:45 - 4:15 Breakout
Stacey Anderson & Kim Vose (Channel Islands) • Lisa Tremain (Humboldt)
Which campuses have implemented or are designing innovative approaches to upper division critical thinking, close reading, and/or writing competencies?
This may include updates to upper division coursework in major or GE programs, the GWAR, and/or WAC/WID. This might also include how multiliteracies (including digital literacies) are being woven into initiatives to elicit the advanced levels of communication needed for active citizenship and post-baccalaureate or professional success.
Questions & Discussion
To what extent do the upper division writing courses on your campus help students become active citizens, and how do they accomplish this?
How do the upper division writing classes at your campus help students feel engaged as learners and build on their existing knowledge?
What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of your current upper division course offerings?
What is working on your campus when it comes to WAC? What's not working? How is WEC different from what you offer?
Can you see a model like WEC working on your campus? What might be the benefits and the risks of this model at your site?
To what extent does your WAC model inform "double loop" assessment?