Curriculog Checklist - Writing Across the Curriculum (2023)

Below is the form departments will complete in Curriculogwhen proposing new Upper-Division Writing Requirement courses. The University Writing Proficiency Committee uses this form to evaluate certification proposals. You can only complete this form while logged in to Curriculog.Curriculog Checklist - Writing Across the Curriculum (1)

INSTRUCTIONS TO PROPOSE NEW REQUIREMENT IN CURRICULOG

This form is for new or existing courses to be considered for upper-division writing requirement certification or re-certification. If the course is new or other changes to the course are proposed (e.g., prerequisites, units, title), a new course proposal or course change form must be submitted concurrently. There are instructions throughout the form to help you.

For additional information about form fields or questions, click on the help text Curriculog Checklist - Writing Across the Curriculum (2) icon at the top of the form. If you need assistance with the form or have any Curriculog-related questions, please emailcurriculog@fullerton.edu.

1. College & Department

College*
Department*

2. Course Information

Prefix*
Course Number*
Full Course Title*
Course Description (40-word limit)*

3.Upper-Division Writing Requirement

What type of certification is this?*

This course is being requested by the academic unit (i.e., department, program) for Upper-Division Writing Requirement (UDWR) certification or re-certification. Undergraduate courses that fulfill (or partially fulfill) the upper-division writing requirement must be designated as writing intensive, writing complementary, or thesis courses. (UPS 320.020)

Course Type
What kind of writing course is requested for consideration?*
  • Intensive writing course (Go to A)
  • Undergraduate thesis course (Go to B)
  • Complementary writing course (Go to C)

A. Intensive Writing Course

To meet the UDWR certification requirement of a 3-unit intensive writing course, the course must include writing as its primary objective. The UWPC recommends including this statement at the top of the syllabus:

"This course is designated by the University Writing Proficiency Committee as a writing-intensive course . Earning a "c" (2.0) or higher may be used by certain majors to fulfill the University's upper-division writing requirement (UDWR). Check with an advisor in your major to determine if this source will satisfy the requirement for your major."

In addition, the syllabus of an intensive writing course shall describe how the course satisfies the intensive writing requirement. (UPS 320.020)This information can be presented in the course objectives, student learning outcomes, assignment descriptions, assignment rubrics, and/or the course schedule. Please verify that the course syllabus and materials indicate the following requirements for a writing-intensive course:

intensive writing course
In this course, students individually write
multiple papers or multiple drafts of a single
paper that involve the organization and
expression of complex data or ideas.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course,careful and timely evaluations
of writing are provided so that deficiencies are
identified and suggestions for improvement on
subsequent papers or drafts in the course are offered.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, assessment of students’
writing competence comprises at least
60% of final course grade.
  • Yes, please list below
  • No
List the activities and assignments that assess
the students’ writing competence and show that
they make up at least 60% of the course grade.
This list could include papers, peer review activities,
professional document summaries, draft work, etc.
In this course, instruction will include how to
access, organize, analyze, synthesize, and cite
information from source materials.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, students learn about disciplinary
conventions appropriate for relevant audiences
and purposes.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, students learn about, will receive
feedback on, and apply conventions of standard
written English, including grammar, syntax,
punctuation, and style.
  • Yes
  • No
If not explicitly describes in the syllabus, list
the activities or lessons that address conventions
of standard written English, including grammar, syntax, punctuation, and style.
What is the enrollment cap for this course.
  • Limited to 25 students or fewer
  • More than 25 students, please provide rationale below
Please provide rationale if the enrollment
cap exceeds 25 students.

B. Thesis Course

An academic unit electing to offer a thesis course shall prepare and document its policy regarding the format of the course and its evaluation. For an undergraduate thesis course to meet the upper-division writing requirement, its policy document shall include a description of how the course satisfies the upper-division writing requirement. ( UPS 400.020) Please verify that the policy document for this course indicates the following:

Intensive Writing Course
In this course, studentsproduce a substantial
written original work or individual research
that involves the organization and written
expression of complex data or ideas.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, careful and timely evaluations
of writing are provided so that deficiencies are
identified and suggestions for improvement on
subsequent drafts in the course are offered.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, assessment of students’
writing competence comprises at least
60% of final course grade.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course,will be expectedto
access, organize, analyze, synthesize, and cite
information from source materials.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, students will apply disciplinary
conventions appropriate for relevant audiences
and purposes.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, students will receive
feedback on, and apply conventions of standard
written English, including grammar, syntax,
punctuation, and style.
  • Yes
  • No

C. Complementary Writing Course

To meet the certification requirement of a complementary writing course , the course must include writing as a secondary objective. The UWPC recommends including this statement at the top of the syllabus:

"This course is designated by the University Writing Proficiency Committee as a writing-complementary course . Earning a "c" (2.0) or higher may be used by certain majors to partially fulfill the University's upper-division writing requirement (UDWR). Check with an advisor in your major to determine if this course will satisfy the requirement for your major."

In addition, the syllabus of an complementary writing course shall describe how the course satisfies the complementary writing requirement. (UPS 320.020)This information can be presented in the course objectives, student learning outcomes, assignment descriptions, assignment rubrics, and/or the course schedule. Please verify that the course syllabus and materials indicate the following requirements for a writing-complementary course:

complementary writing course
In this course, students write multiple papers or
multiple drafts of a single paper that involve the organization and expression of complex data
or ideas.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, careful and timely evaluations
of writing are provided so that deficiencies are
identified and suggestions for improvement on
subsequentwriting in the course.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, assessment of students’
writing competence comprises at least
20% of final course grade.
  • Yes, please list below
  • No
List the activities and assignments that assess
the students’ writing competence and show that
they make up at least 20% of the course grade.
This list could include papers, peer review activities,
professional document summaries, draft work, etc.
In this course,students must access, organize,
analyze, synthesize, and cite information
from source materials.
  • Yes
  • No
In this course, studentsapply conventions of standard
written English, including grammar, syntax,
punctuation, and style.
  • Yes
  • No
If not explicitly describes in the syllabus, list
the activities or lessons that address conventions
of standard written English, including grammar, syntax, punctuation, and style.
What is the enrollment cap for this course.
  • Limited to 40 students or fewer
  • More than 40 students, please provide rationale below
If this course's enrollment cap is more than 40
students, please provide a brief rationale for the
size of the class.
Does this course involve writing assignments
completed in groups? If yes, explain how the syllabus,
assignment instruction, and/or grading rubrics
specify the responsibility of and grading policy for
each student contributing to the assignment.
  • Yes, explain below
  • No
If yes, please explain

Please go to the top right of the page and find the icon to add files Curriculog Checklist - Writing Across the Curriculum (3). Choose the file to add and upload it to the proposal form.

Files to add
Have you attached a syllabus compliant with UPS 300.004 or a sample thesis policy document compliant with UPS 400.020?*
  • Yes
  • No
Have you attached at least one document containing instruction, guidelines, or prompt for one representative writing assignment?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you attached at least one document containing a rubric or set or assessment standards for one writing assignment?
  • Yes
  • No

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