Re-Enrollment Challenge Portfolio

In order to be re-enrolled in the university after having been disqualified for not satisfying ELWR in the allotted time, students will have to do the following:

Students who have completed at least one ELWR class must:

  1. Pass a COPE-approved composition course, with a C or better, and
  2. Submit a portfolio that consists of:
    1. The graded written work completed in the aforementioned course
    2. An essay from the student’s most recent ELWR course, as well as a reflection on how that essay does or does not meet the nine objectives of the Analytical Writing Program
    3. A short essay written on site and monitored by an instructor from the Analytical Writing Program (when it is not possible for the student to be on-campus, the process can be monitored via Skype*)

Students who have either not taken the AWPE or who have taken the AWPE but failed to complete at least one ELWR class must:

  1. Pass a COPE-approved composition course, with a C or better, and
  2. Submit a portfolio that consists of:
    1. The graded written work completed in the aforementioned course
    2. An essay assigned by the Analytical Writing Program, based on a selection of readings provided by the Analytical Writing program, along with a reflection on how that essay does or does not meet the nine objectives of the Analytical Writing Program
    3. An essay written on site and monitored by an instructor from the Analytical Writing Program (when it is not possible for the student to be on-campus, the process can be monitored via Skype*)

Completed portfolios will be reviewed by a committee comprised of two readers:  a representative of the Analytical Writing Program (either the Director or the Associate Director) and a representative of the College Writing Program that the student hopes to enroll in (either the Director or Assistant Director). The two readers must agree. If a student’s portfolio does not pass, the student will be required to complete an additional COPE-approved composition course with a C or better and to submit a new portfolio, as outlined above. Students may only submit a new portfolio once a year.

Note: Students will be able to appeal their disqualification only if they have used every allotted term in an attempt to fulfill their ELWR.

*In order to ensure the integrity of this process, the protocol for monitoring on Skype will be that the instructor will take screen shots of the student’s essay, to ensure that the essay that the students sends matches the essay that he or she actually wrote in the presence of the monitor.