The group accepted the outcomes as operationalized by CEP:
Direct evidence is already being produced in the form of student writing that’s required in each W course.
Students will deposit assignment(s) from each W class in an e-portfolio. Depositing materials will be a requirement of each W class.
W1-2: E-portfolio will be assessed when students are seniors, with CWP taking the lead for managing the evaluation and drawing in other faculty readers as needed.
If assessment shows that outcomes are not being achieved, CWP will sponsor programs for all who teach W classes, where faculty can discuss changes that can be made in how writing is taught.
The plan was to begin collecting student writing from FYSes for the class of 2019, which would then be evaluated in the students’ senior year, but this will not meet the deadline imposed by Middle States. As an alternative, a sample of writing from all W courses (being taught in fall 2015?) could be gathered and evaluated by CWP (with departmental volunteers as needed).