Category Archives: Teaching of Writing

Open Letter: Twenty-two Professors of English to Principal Woolf and Dr. Susan Cole (5 November 2010)

5 November 2010 Dear Principal Woolf and Dr. Cole: Queen’s is poised to begin writing an academic plan that will, in the words of the Principal, “set the course for Queen’s for the next decade or more.” [1] As professors … Continue reading

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Open Letter: Laura Murray to Principal Woolf and Dr. Susan Cole (2 November 2010)

2 November 2010 Daniel Woolf, Principal and Susan Cole, Chair of SCAD Queen’s University Dear Drs. Woolf and Cole, As a former Undergraduate Chair of the English Department (2007-2010), and a current instructor of our brand new first year course, … Continue reading

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We Request Open Planning Meetings on Specific Issues: An Open Letter to Principal Daniel Woolf and Dr. Susan Cole (Deputy Provost and SCAD Chair) (20 October 2010)

Dear Principal Woolf and Dr. Cole: As announced by Queen’s News Centre (QNC), 27 September 2010, the “Academic Planning” process has been referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD). To all appearances there has been little activity since … Continue reading

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“Imagining the Future” without Writing (21 September 2010)

Commentary on Imagining the Future and the Town Hall Meeting of 15 September 2010 By Mark Jones Kudos to Professor Susan Lord for two things: reminding us that a university curriculum should ideally include some instruction in writing, and asking … Continue reading

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Report on the Academic Writing Team’s “Town Hall” (20 September 2010)

By Susan Lord On the 15th of September, “Academic Writing Team” (AWT) members Jill Scott, Tim Bryant, and Yolande Chan responded to about 30 people in attendance at the first of this semester’s “Town Halls” on the Academic Plan.

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Queen’s Journal: Academic plan raises new debate: Discussion continues at town hall (17 September 2010)

By Jessica Fishbein, Assistant News Editor, Queen’s Journal, 17 September 2010 Tensions were high at Duncan McArthur Hall on Wednesday as students, faculty, staff and community members discussed 41 pages of academic recommendations.

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