UCC Reports

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In November of 2014, over 200 Brandeis faculty and 750 undergraduates completed short online surveys about undergraduate writing.  Please click on the following two links to read summaries of both surveys, including representative comments.  The order of the survey questions has been rearranged in each summary to provide better narrative flow.

Both students and faculty have shared suggestions about how to develop undergraduate writing skills.  We hope that these surveys will begin a discussion in your department and across the university about the teaching of writing.  To access these surveys, click on the links below:

UCC Writing Survey of Faculty

UCC Writing Survey of Students

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

The UCC oversees the undergraduate educational activities of the university. It reviews the educational and curricular activities of departments, programs and other academic units contributing to the educational mission of the university, as well as academic rules and regulations, and makes recommendations for action.

Members (2014-15)

Susan Birren Dean of Arts & Sciences Contact
Cameron Anderson  Theater Arts Contact
Michael Coiner  Economics Contact
Elizabeth Ferry  Anthropology Contact
Timothy Hickey  Computer Science Contact
Albion Lawrence  Physics Contact
James Mandrell  Romance Studies Contact
Sabine von Mering  GRALL Contact
Staff (ex officio)
Mark Hewitt  Registrar Contact
Lisa Boes  Academic Services Contact
Elaine Wong  Dean of Arts and Sciences Contact
Helen Lee  Class of 2015 Contact
Kathy Nguyen  Class of 2016 Contact
Daniel Novak  Class of 2015 (Spring) Contact
Adriane Otopalik  Graduate Student Contact
Shukai Zhang  Class of 2015 (Fall) Contact

Tentative Meeting Schedule

All meetings are Friday* and will be in Shapiro Campus Center room 313:

Fall 2014
September 19 2:00-4:00
October 10 2:00-4:00
October 31 2:00-4:00
November 7 2:00-4:00
November 8 2:00-4:00
November 21 2:00-4:00
December 5 2:00-4:00
Spring 2015
January 23 2:00-4:00
February 6 2:00-4:00
February 27 2:00-4:00
March 13 2:00-4:00
March 27 2:00-4:00
April 17 2:00-4:00
April 28* 2:00-4:00 Brandeis Friday