University of California, San Diego
June 1, 2001
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
SUBJECT: Call for Proposals--2001-02 Continuation of Pilot Program
I am pleased to announce the continuance of the Pilot Program for Upper Division Writing Instruction that was launched this year. The 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 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?
The application deadline is Friday, June 29, 2001. Awards will be announced in mid-July, with funding available in July, 2001. An application form appears below, and may also be downloaded from the Academic Affairs, Program Planning web site:
Questions may be directed to Michele Dotson
San Diego: Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor
2001-02 Pilot Program
Please submit to Michele Dotson, mail code 0001, no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2001. Electronic submission to firstname.lastname@example.org is acceptable if forwarded from the Department Chair's office signifying the Chair's approval.
Course Number and Title:____________________
Anticipated course enrollment:______________
Quarter Offered: _____ F, _____W, _____ S 2001-02
Course is: requirement for major:_____ ,
an elective:______ , other:____________
Instructor name and title:_________________
Typical course instructional support (number and % time of TAs, Readers, Tutors, etc., if any):
Please attach a brief (1-2 pages) description of the following:
(A) existing course writing component, if any, including the typical number and length of assigned papers, description of writing assignments, etc.);
(B) the proposed course writing instruction enhancement, including:
(1) a description of the specific writing objective(s)*;
APPROVAL REQUIRED: _____________ Date __________
Department Chair_________________ Date_______________