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University Writing Council

University Writing Council Responsibilities

The primary purpose of the California State University, Northridge University Writing Council is to provide a forum for constructive, collaborative, and communal conversations about how to help our students develop as effective writers and critical readers and thinkers. An additional goal is to enable students to gain insight into and appreciation of cultural, ethnic, racial, social, gender, sexual, and ability diversity. Oriented toward the multi-departmental Stretch Composition curriculum, the conversation can be wide-ranging. It can include discussion of pedagogical approaches, reading and writing tasks, subject matter for exploration and research, issues concerning response and assessment, and the incorporation of rhetoric and new media into the program. It is also likely to address administrative issues,  articulation among CSU campuses,  and course sequencing.

Although the primary responsibility of the council is to serve as a forum for discussion, it can, when appropriate, function in an advisory capacity for policy decisions.

Writing Council Procedures (.pdf)

Contact Information:

 

Elizabeth Adams

Senior Director of Undergraduate Studies

 

Ian Barnard

Chair, University Writing Council

 

Pamela Bourgeois

Coordinator, Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam

 

Douglas Carranza

Coordinator, Central American Studies Program

 

Irene Clark

Director of Composition, English Department

 

Kate Haake

Associate Chair, English Department

 

Anne Kellenberger

Writing Programs Coordinator, Learning Resource Center

 

Sharon Klein

Coordinator, Writing and Reading Across Disciplines

 

Greg Knotts

Coordinator, Queer Studies Program

 

Gina Masequesmay

Chair,  Asian American Studies Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renee Moreno

Director of Composition, Chican@ Studies Department

 

Mary Pardo

Chair, Chican@ Studies Department

 

Cheryl Spector

Director, Academic First Year Experiences

 

Tom Spencer-Walters

Director of Composition, Pan African Studies Department

 

Karin Stanford

Chair, Pan African Studies Department

 

Francisco N. Tamayo

Co-Coordinator, Chican@ Studies Writing Lab

 

Maria Turnmeyer

Director of Composition, Asian American Studies Department

 

Steven Wexler

Director of the CSUN Stretch Video

 

Karina Zelaya

Director of Composition, Central American Studies Program