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Document Type

Program Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: September 27, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. English William Stroup wstroup@keene.edu 8-2692 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. William Doreski wdoreski@keene.edu 8-2698 TITLE SUMMARY: WRITING MINOR PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Program addition Change in requirements * Program redesign Program deletion Other: *Please note that changes pertaining to admission requirements for a major require approval of the Senate Academic Standards Committee. EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the program information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm 20 credits The writing minor helps develop an essential skill in ways applicable to any major, and offers students a means of pursuing their own interests in the field. Students may choose to focus primarily on fiction and poetry, may concentrate on nonfiction writing, or may combine these genres. All students are required in the last year of their program to complete and submit a portfolio of revised and selected work. o Select one of the following: o ENG 202 Expository Writing o ENG 204 Creative Writing o Select three of the following (including at least two courses at the 300 level or above): o ENG 202 Expository Writing (if not taken above) o ENG 203 Women’s Writing o ENG 204 Creative Writing (if not taken above) o ENG 208 Topics in Writing o ENG 301 Fiction Workshop o ENG 302 Poetry Workshop o ENG 303 Nonfiction Workshop o ENG 304 Writing for Teachers o ENG 306 Autobiography Workshop o ENG 308 Advanced Topics in Writing o ENG 402 Theory and Practice o Required of all students ENG 405 Writing Minor Portfolio PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM: Specify degree, major, option, specialization or minor as appropriate. Provide the proposed program in its entirety and as it would appear in the KSC Catalog. If this change affects other programs, please note all the places (page numbers in the current catalog) where this change must be made. 20 credits The writing minor helps develop an essential skill in ways applicable to any major, and offers students a means of pursuing their own interests in the field. Students may choose to focus primarily on fiction and poetry, may concentrate on nonfiction writing, or may combine these genres. All students are required in the last year of their program to complete and submit a portfolio of revised and selected work. o Select one of the following: o ENG 202 Expository Writing o IAENG 204 Creative Writing o ENG 208 Topics in Writing o Select three of the following (including at least two courses at the 300 level or above): o ENG 202 Expository Writing (if not taken above) o ENG 203 Women’s Writing o IAENG 204 Creative Writing (if not taken above) o ENG 208 Topics in Writing (if not taken above) o ENG 301 Fiction Workshop o ENG 302 Poetry Workshop o ENG 303 Nonfiction Workshop o ENG 304 Writing for Teachers o ENG 306 Autobiography Workshop o ENG 308 Advanced Topics in Writing o ENG 402 Theory and Practice o Required of all students ENG 405 Writing Minor Portfolio PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: Identify the knowledge and/or skills the student will have an opportunity to gain as a result of completing this program of study, or state knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate by completion of this program of study. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm . • Students will produce a substantial body of written work in more than one genre (essay, fiction, poetry, other). • Students will better understand their individual writing process, their interests and directions in writing, and their ability to revise, rewrite and rethink their work. • Through the completion of a representative portfolio, students will learn to appreciate the importance of careful editing and presentation of their work, and will consider the vocational implications of strong writing abilities. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. One of the introductory courses is becoming an ISP course, and since ENG 208 is being taught with some frequency and with innovative and appropriate content it should also function as a useful introductory course for the minor. RESOURCES: Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. No new staffing required What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? None. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) No other programs affected. Updated 28 October 2004. SIGNATURE PAGE 2007-2008 1. Sponsoring Program: _____English____________________ Chair: _______________________ For _11__ Against _0__ Abstain__0_ Absent _1__ Date _October 9, 2007____________ 2. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. None required. 3. School Curriculum Committee (or the ISPC ONLY for Course Proposals designated II): Comment: For ___ Against ___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: ________________________Date ________ 4. Dean: Comment: Approved____ Not Approved____ Signature: _________ Date ________ 5. Senate Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: __________________________Date _________ 6. Keene State College Senate: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________ 7. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: _____________________________Date ________ 8. President: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________

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Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

Writing Minor

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