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A COMPREHENSIVE WRITING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES CURRICULUM AT THE SOPHOMORE/JUNIOR LEVEL

The Colonnade Program calls for WKU to build on the first-year writing and human communication experience with a sophomore/junior level Foundations course organized around a Writing In the Disciplines (WID) framework.  The General Education Review Task Force that developed the Colonnade Program espoused the WID approach as a pedagogically-sound way to develop students' skills in written expression within the context of their disciplinary training and writing conventions. 

E&A will operationalize this commitment, while strengthening the progressive development of students' evidence-gathering, sense-making, and argumentation skills.  Specific initiatives are anticipated to include:

  • Revising the ENG 300 curriculum to include a combination of mixed-majors sections and, for selected departments/colleges, single-discipline sections of ENG 300;
  • Exploring development of selected ENG 300 sections that are linked with specific majors courses;
  • Encouraging and supporting development of writing-intensive and writing-enriched courses in the majors;
  • Aligning course goals and student artifacts with E&A student learning outcomes to facilitate authentic and reliable assessment; and
  • Establishing appropriate targeted levels of student performance on assessments based on LEAP rubrics.

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 Last Modified 7/20/18