Final Report of the CUP Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Subcommittee Activities

2.1. Summary of Communication-intensive Experiments

2.1.1. HASS Pilot Programs.

2.1.2. Departmental Pilot Projects and Experiments

2.1.3. Findings:

2.2. Required Expository Writing in the First Year and Changes in the Freshman Essay Evaluation

2.2.1. Changes in the Freshman Essay Evaluation

2.2.2. Findings

3. Proposal for a New Communication Requirement 3.1. General Principles

3.2. Report of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the HASS Overview Committee on the Design of the HASS Component of the Communication Requirement

3.3. Description of the New Requirement

3.3.1. Freshman Year

3.3.2. Sophomore Year

3.3.3. Junior and Senior years

3.4. Phase-in of Requirement

3.5. Administrative and Instructional Support.

3.6. Governance

3.7. Implementation Issues

3.7.1. Minimum Grade for Completion of CI Subjects

3.7.2. Maintaining Flexibility within the HASS Curriculum

3.8 Enforcement

Appendix A: Motion Approved by UnanimousVoiceVoteof the Faculty on April 17, 1997:

Appendix B: Charge to the Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement

Appendix C: Guidelines for Departmental Development And Assessment Of Communication-Intensive Curricular Activities

Appendix D: Summary of Non-HASS Communication-Intensive Pilot Programs

Appendix E: Summary of Departmental Reports on Preexisting, Pilot, and Planned Departmental Communication-Intensive Activities

Appendix F: Excerpts from the Report of the HASS Overview Committee, October 1999, and its appendices

Appendix G: Summary of the Review of the Online Freshman Essay Evaluation


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