[Socrates] College Writing 2, Meeting, May 1, Free Hour

judith.summerfield at qc.cuny.edu judith.summerfield at qc.cuny.edu
Thu Apr 5 08:52:36 EDT 2012

Dear Colleagues:

Provost Stellar has asked me to organize a meeting to discuss the 
development of a new course, College Writing 2, which will be a part of 
our General Education curriculum beginning Fall 2013. The meeting will be 
held on Tuesday, May 1, at 12:00 in the Q-Side Lounge. 

As you know, the CUNY Pathways Initiative calls for all students to take 
six credits of English Composition. Currently, we are offering only one 
semester of college writing, English 110. We see this as the chance to 
provide more writing instruction for our students, and also to engage the 
entire college in the development and teaching of the new course. We want 
this course to be taught by faculty throughout the college.

We see College Writing 2 as situated in the disciplines and divisions; we 
would offer such courses as writing in history, or biology, literature, or 
anthropology, as well as writing in the social sciences or sciences, arts 
and humanities, or education. 

The meeting will be an information session, with Gloria Fisk (Director of 
Composition) and Kevin Ferguson (Acting Director of Writing at Queens) 
describing the expectations and guidelines for College Writing 2, and 
giving the group the opportunity to think through how best to implement 
the new course. We'll have a chance to discuss sample course overviews, 
and possible assignments in varied disciplines.

If you are interested in teaching such a course or in leading your 
department or division in becoming part of this project, please come to 
the meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, please let us know that 
you're interested in being part of the process of developing College 
Writing 2. 

Please RSVP to Ann.Morgado at qc.cuny.edu 



Judith Summerfield
Professor of English
Dean for General Education
Razran 314
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY  11367

Phone:  718-997-4279/80
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.qc.cuny.edu/pipermail/socrates/attachments/20120405/33434407/attachment-0001.htm 

More information about the Socrates mailing list