University of California, San Diego
Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor
June 30, 2000
ALL UCSD FACULTY
SUBJECT: Call for Proposals--2000-01 Pilot Program in Upper
I am pleased to announce the creation of a Pilot Program for Upper Division Writing Instruction. This program was developed in response to suggestions from CEP, Provosts, and faculty that our campus should give more attention to writing at the upper division level across all disciplines and majors. The pilot program will provide additional funds to departments in support of incorporating or enhancing writing instruction in existing upper division courses.
Proposals must be approved and submitted by Department Chairs. Each department will be limited to one proposal for writing instruction in an existing upper division course.
A minimum course enrollment level of 25 is suggested. Given the wide spectrum of possible uses in the different disciplines, the program will aim to learn whether awarded funds can be used effectively for different types of courses -- large and small.
Funding for each approved course will be $5,000, independent of course enrollment.
Funds will not be awarded for general course enrichment, but are restricted for improvement of discipline-specific writing skills.
Writing enhancement may use TAs, Readers, Lecturers, or writing consultants, as deemed most effective by the department and the course instructor.
Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary Selection Committee, and final allocation decisions will be made by the Senior Vice Chancellor.
Possibility of judging the success of the effort. Can the likelihood of
success be predicted? What criteria would indicate that the pilot project
had a positive impact?
Questions may be directed to Michele Dotson (X40097, email@example.com)
San Diego: Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs, Mail Code 0001
534-3131; FAX: 534-5355
2000-01 Pilot Program
PROPOSAL APPLICATION FORM
Please submit to Michele Dotson, mail code 0001, no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 2, 2000. Electronic submission to firstname.lastname@example.org is acceptable if forwarded from the Department Chair's office signifying the Chair's approval.
Department or Program:_____________________________________
APPROVAL REQUIRED: ___________________________________