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Lincoln University, PA
 

RESOLUTION 190
November 20, 2004


WRITING EXAMINATION AND INTENSIVE WRITING                                                       RES190_112004
COURSE REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO GRADUATING
FROM LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
  
WHEREAS, It is projected that the average undergraduate from a university or college during this century will change careers ten or more times during his/her lifetime; and

WHEREAS, No matter what the graduate’s major or minor is, there are certain fundamental skills that are and will be required for all majors and minors; and

WHEREAS, One-third of all entering college freshmen require additional skill development in either reading, writing or mathematics; and

WHEREAS, It is in the best interest of graduating students from Lincoln University to demonstrate proficiency in writing before graduation; and

WHEREAS, It is necessary that student writing proficiency be exhibited by the end of the junior year of matriculation at Lincoln University; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That each academic major must designate a minimum of four (4) courses which emphasize writing skills within the major; and further

RESOLVED, That prior to an undergraduate graduating Lincoln University, the undergraduate student must demonstrate proficiency by earning a pass grade in a minimum 500-word essay taken within a specified time, under controlled conditions.  This essay should be written as a University examination, created, monitored and established by the Department of English; and further 

RESOLVED, That the notation of “Passed Writing Proficiency Examination” will not be placed on the transcript of the undergraduate student until such time a benchmark can be determined and be a requirement for graduation; and further

RESOLVED, That the writing examination will be implemented for the incoming class of Fall 2005 with the administering of the first examination no later than April 30, 2008.

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