|The Study and Assess Writing Across the Curriculum Committee (SAWAC)
is established as an Ad Hoc Committee of the Underdergraduate Curriculum and
Academic Policies Committee (UCAPC). Its charge as defined by the the
Faculty President is as follows:
to conduct an in-depth assessment of WAC. In particular, this fall quarter marks the seventh year of Wright State University's "Writing Across the Curriculum" policy, having been implemented with the start of fall quarter 1996. After a full six years of implementation, it is time to study and assess the effectiveness and impact of that program. Accordingly, UCAPC is charged with the responsibility of conducting an in-depth assessment of WAC this academic year, such assessment to be completed no later than the beginning of spring quarter 2003. Specifically, the assessment is to include both quantitative and qualitative elements, with ALL members of the university faculty, both full-time and part-time, encouraged and facilitated to offer their observations and conclusions.The assessment should include:Committee Members:1. An examination of the program's impact vis-à-vis the program's stated goals;
Carol Loranger, COLA, ChairOngoing activities of the SAWAC are incorparated into the UCAPC minutes and reports to the Faculty Senate.
The following Final Report of the SAWAC was presented to the UCAPC at its April 21, 2003 Meeting (see UCAPC Minutes from the UCAPC Home link below) and subsequently to the Faculty Senate as New Business at the May 5, 2003 Faculty Senate Meeting (see UCAPC Reports to the Faculty Senate from the UCAPC Home link below):
Charge to SAWACCopies of the final report and all materials in the Appendix were made available in the Faculty Office (138 Fawcett) and in the Office of the Dean of each college/school on April 29, 2003.
The Faculty Senate, under Old Business, acted on all recommendations contained in the Final Report of the SAWAC at the its June 2, 2003 Meeting. Each recommendation was presented separately and voted on by the Senate (see Minutes of the Faculty Senate at the WSU Faculty Senate Website).