Speaking Intensive Committee

SI Course Proposal Deadlines: Interested in having your course designated as Speaking Intensive? Faculty should submit proposals through CIM. Here are the deadlines:

§  Spring 2022 courses: proposals should be received by September 8, 2021

§  Summer 2022 courses: proposals should be received by November 5, 2021

§  Fall 2022 courses: proposals should be received by January 28, 2022

Feel free to contact me, or anyone on the SI Committee, for assistance in preparing your proposal. 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/. For more information about the Speaking Intensive requirement, as well as resources for SI instructors, go to: https://academics.umw.edu/speaking/faculty/


MEETING DATES for 2021/2022

  • TBD


  • Speaking Intensive Committee
    • 2022 Tyler Frankel (Assistant, CAS)
    • 2022 Maya Mathur (Professor, CAS)
    • 2023 Bridgette Dennett (Assistant, CAS) – Secretary
    • 2023 Jennifer Polack (Professor, CAS)
    • 2024 Erin Palmwood (Assistant, 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.