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What happens if a student wants to transfer the credit and has not 
removed the U ?
Carole Basak
St Norbert College

Lefevre, Vicki G. wrote:
> Hello from Ohio Dominican,
>    Here is an innovative idea: A student takes History 101 and does very
> well with the course content but is a very bad writer. The professor can
> award that student for knowledge of the course content, let's say with 
> a grade of B- for the semester. But then, however, the professor flags
> the student's grade with a "U" which indicates unsatisfactory writing.
> The student cannot graduate with any U on his/her transcript and must
> remove it by seeking help in the college writing center. Meanwhile, the
> college writing center needs to support this idea and have a structured
> way of helping the student remove the U.
>    I think that this is a wonderful idea. The student is motivated since
> he cannot graduate with that U on his records. The professor is able to
> grade him on his true knowledge and work for the course. I think that
> this is a win-win all the way around.
>     We do not have this policy at my university, but I learned about it
> when I visited Ohio Wesleyan University who did (does?) have this
> policy.
>     Best wishes,
>     Vicki Lefevre
>     Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center  	  
>     Coordinator, Write Place
>     Ohio Dominican University
>     Columbus, Ohio 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sandeford-Lyons, Stacey
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:17 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: ideas for campus wide writing program
>
> Colleagues,
>
>  
>
> My current challenge is to address the English and writing needs of the
> underprepared students attending my university, without traditional
> developmental courses. Would you kindly share any ideas or innovative
> programs that you have implemented on your campus? Our needs are great.
> I am meeting with my VP for Academic Affairs today!
>
>  
>
> Stacey Sandeford-Lyons
>
> Johnson C. Smith University
>
> Director--Freshman Through Senior Year Experience
>
> Telephone:  (704) 378-1114 & Fax (704) 378-3528
>
> E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
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>  
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