Speaking Intensive Committee

SI Course Proposal Deadlines: Interested in having your course designated as Speaking Intensive? New proposal forms are linked on our site. Here are the deadlines:

§  Spring 2016 courses: proposals should be received by September 4, 2015

§  Summer 2016 courses: proposals should be received by November 6, 2015

§  Fall 2016 courses: proposals should be received by January 15, 2016

Feel free to contact me, or anyone on the SI Committee, for assistance in preparing your proposal. Proposals should be sent to me (arao@umw.edu). Please include a copy of your syllabus, as well as copies of related assignments and rubrics. You can find proposal forms and additional information online: http://academics.umw.edu/speaking/faculty/


MEETING DATES for 2015/2016 –

  • Sept. 8, 2015 – 4pm in ITCC
  • October 2015 (electronic meeting held)
  • November 9, 2015
  • January 19, 2016
  • February 2016
  • March 2016


  • 2016 Robert Rycroft (Professor, CAS)
  • 2016 Maria Martinez-Mira (Associate, CAS)
  • 2017 Virginia Mackintosh (Associate, CAS)
  • 2017 Laurie Abeel (Associate, COE)
  • 2018 Randall Reif (Assistant, CAS) – Secretary
  • Anand Rao, Director of Speaking Intensive Program, Committee Chair


  • Anand Rao, Director of the Speaking Center


2.8.4 The committee’s duties are to:

.1 Study and recommend to the University Faculty Council procedures and criteria for approval, deletion, and alteration of course offerings in the speaking intensive Across-the-Curriculum requirement;

.2 Review and approve or reject proposals from the various departments for courses to be designated speaking intensive;

.3 Review at its discretion the frequency of offering and general relevance of courses so designated and make recommendations for changes as appropriate;

.4 Perform any and all additional duties, such as evaluating transfer credit, pertaining to this committee at the request of the committee’s chair;

.5 Make information available regarding the procedures and deadlines for proposing courses to the general education committee; and

.6 Perform other duties as assigned by the UFC.