Writign Committee Mintues 9-13-06

ASCRC Writing Subcommittee Minutes 9/13/06

Members Present: A. Harrison, N. Hinman, S. Justman, E. Reamer

Members Excused/Absent: J. Carter, V. Hedquist, C. Jacobson, A. McKeown, M. Medvetz, A. Walker-Andrews

Ex-Officio Present: N. Mattina, D. Micus, K. Ryan


Guest: Melissa Holmes, Instructional Design Specialist UMOnline

Chair Hinman called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m. 

The 4/6/06 minutes were approved.  


Members introduced themselves and Eric Reimer and Allie Harrison were welcomed to the committee.

Kate Ryan distributed a document containing definitions and data from the composition program to new members.

Unfinished Business postponed for new business.

New Business:  

Melissa Holmes provided Blackboard training.  Mostly the committee will be using the discussion board/forum function to debate issues prior to the meetings.  Documents for consideration will also be posted.  All members of the committee have administrative access and will be able to post items for discussion.  However the normal practice will be to send items to Camie for posting.

The minutes from 4/20/06 were approved.

The committee looked at the writing form, but agreed that any changes should wait until after the criteria have been revised.

Review of the committee charge was postponed.


Unfinished Business:

Chair Hinman referenced two documents containing recommendations.  The memo from Nancy Mattina provides some institutional history and recommendations made by the Provost's Writing Committee. The document from the Composition/Rhetoric Studies Collective also has suggestions for improved criteria. These documents will be the focus of a forum on observations and points for revision.   Another forum will involve samples taken from other university's writing programs.

Chair Hinman will start the discussion on Blackboard next week.  The next meeting will be October 11th in UC 329.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.