Drake students will learn to read with discrimination and understanding and to write persuasively.
Drake students will learn to shape their writing according to subject, purpose, medium, context and intended audience.
For a class to fulfill this AOI, writing must be a significant component of the course, significant attention must be directed towards the teaching of writing, and a significant portion of the student’s grade should focus on the quality of writing, independent of the subject matter.
To fulfill this requirement keep in mind that at least half of your course must address the AOI requested. Normally courses meet only one AOI. Exceptions must be clearly supported.
If the course is approved to meet this AOI you should place that information on the syllabus for the course and include the Written Communication Learning Outcomes that are part of the class in the syllabus as well.
The UCC also encourages you or a representative from your program or department to attend our meeting for added clarification and quick turnaround.
Please inform the committee if there is a substantial change in an approved course, including a course number or major title change. This may require re-submission.