"Speaking good since 1998"
The History of CWiC
CWiC was originally launched as a pilot project called Speaking Across the University (SATU). CWiCís first director was hired in 1998. The following articles highlight key moments of CWiC's evolution.
In 1995, the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) first discussed the Speaking Across the University (SATU) program in their White Paper. SCUE proposed a university-wide rhetoric program, suggesting that students take speaking seminars and half-credit speaking recitation sections for larger courses.
"The 1995 SCUE White Paper on Undergraduate Education"
In 1998, the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) spoke about the Speaking Across the University (SATU) program that they proposed in their previous (1995) White Paper. This time, SCUE proposed a 1-credit speaking requirement.
In 1999, Dr. Farrell, Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of the Provost's ad hoc committee to evaluate the SATU pilot project, authored this piece that compared the new Speaking Across the Universty (SATU) program with the writing program. Dr. Deborah Rossen-Knill was the Director of SATU at the time.
"Speaking Across the University"
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 17, January 19, 1999
In 2001, the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) provided advice for faculty about the role of student presentations.
In 2002, the program changed its name from Speaking Across the University (SATU) to Communication Within the Curriculum (CWiC).
The Daily Pennsylvanian, February 25, 2002
In 2003, CWiC hired its first Associate Director, Dr. Bruce Lenthall.
"Communication Within the Curriculum"
Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 12, November 11, 2003
In 2010, The Student Comittee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) discussed the promotion of CWiC courses as part of a solutiuon to increasing the encouragement of exploration in undergraduate education.