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Writing Flag Committee

The School of Undergraduate Studies Writing Committee, a subcommittee of the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC), is charged with the following:

  • Interpreting the Faculty Council language on the Writing flag and proposing policies for the implementation of the Writing flag requirement, balancing the various needs of disciplines with the ideal of a common writing standard for the university
  • Working with the School of Undergraduate Studies to approve and monitor courses carrying the Writing flag
  • Making recommendations to UGSAC and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies about assessment methods for courses carrying the Writing flag
  • Making recommendations to UGSAC and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies about instructor development and support for faculty and graduate students teaching courses carrying the Writing flag
  • Serving as liaisons with their colleges and schools

For the 2013-2014 academic year, the committee composition is as follows: