WAC Meeting Minutes: C. Renaud, D. Steege, K. Young (registrar’s rep), J. Preston, R. Matthews, B. Short, E. Montanarro, J. Marshall, A. Cassidy, M. Snavely
Tuesday, November 10th
I. Approval of minutes from October 27th
II. Course Proposals
MLAN 271 Cyganiak (revised) (revisions accepted)
SOCW 310 Geary (revised) (revisions accepted)
SOCW 253 Geary (revised) (revisions accepted)
MRKT 490 Owens (amended) (accepted)
Chinese 450 Yang (WI in Chinese: accepted)
MGMT 490 Fields (accepted, but he needs to be certified)
III. Update from adult education: Training to be set up on nights or weekends for adjuncts in adult education. We need a representative from adult education to come to our meetings, preferably Diane. We look forward to seeing her at the next meeting, the second Tues. in Dec. The committee hopes to oversee academic integrity for all classes as far as writing throughout the college.
IV. Update from WATF/WAC: Depts. might want to assess writing in their own disciplines. WAC would be in charge of programmatic disciplines. What evidence do we have of writing improvement? Rubrics, prompts, goals and outcomes are needed for each dept. It is time to have these conversations at the dept. levels. Chris will be talking to Greg Baer to see what might be coordinated.
First step of the WATF is to meet as a committee. Jean, Rick, Udry, Ulrich, D. Miller, Chris are currently on it. Membership needs to be considered. A rotation should be established. Divisional representation needs to occur.
V. Unfinished Business: The writing manual may come out of Heritage and into the whole college. CSS might a home for it. We can personalize the manuals at no extra charge. This is more than Heritage and the students can’t sell them back. Jean is working with Gary Williams on this task. A copy should go to each faculty member to use in their classes.
V. New Business: the website has a WAC page, thanks to Elizabeth. Next meeting is Dec. 8 at 8:15am.
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