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In the fall 2019 semester, under the direction of Tara Wood, a new, standardized curriculum was implemented for all sections of ENG 122 College Composition. This new curricular approach is grounded in the transfer and cross-context writing studies research that have emerged in the past decade (e.g. Adler-Kassner and Wardle 2015; Downs and Wardle 2017; Yancey, Robertson, Taczak 2015). Historically, the curricular approach to ENG 122 has floundered with a lack of clear vision and a lack of consistency of delivery. Moreover, to our knowledge, no previous assessment of the curriculum has been implemented. Ultimately, this grant proposal aimed to evaluate student achievement of course outcomes using this new piloted curriculum. ENG 122 meets 3 credit hours of LAC area 1 (Written Communication) and is also approved by the state as a Guaranteed Transfer course in Written Communication (GtP CO-1). In light of the latter, ENG 122 must adhere to the course outcomes and content criteria as constructed by state standards. The focus of the mini-grant would be to measure how successfully the student artifacts created in our piloted ENG 122 curriculum reflect the expectations articulated in the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s (CDHE) gtPathways.


2019-2020 Assessment Mini-Grant