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 2021 courses: proposals should be received by September 4, 2020

§  January Term 2021 courses: proposals should be received by October 2, 2020

§  Summer 2021 courses: proposals should be received by November 6, 2020

§  Fall 2021 courses: proposals should be received by January 29, 2021

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 a list of courses approved as Speaking Intensive by the committee here: http://academics.umw.edu/speaking/faculty/speaking-intensive-course-list-courses-approved-by-the-si-committee/. You can find proposal forms and additional information online: http://academics.umw.edu/speaking/faculty/


MEETING DATES for 2020/2021

  • September 11, 2020, at noon-1pm (contact Anand Rao for a zoom link to attend)
  • October and November business handled via email
  • February meeting – will be posted by start of Spring semester


  • Speaking Intensive Committee
    • 2021 Lauren McMillan (Assistant, CAS) – Secretary
    • 2022 Tyler Frankel (Assistant, CAS)
    • 2022 Maya Mathur (Professor, CAS)
    • 2023 Bridgette Dennett (Assistant, CAS)
    • 2023 Jennifer Polack (Professor, CAS)


    • Anand Rao, Director of the Speaking Intensive Program – Chair
    • Adrienne Brovero, 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.