The SEWS (Sequenced Enhancement of Writing Skills) program is intended to maintain the writing skills that students attain in the general education curriculum and to extend those skills within the students’ chosen majors. As such, the program requires that students submit a passing paper in certain SEWS-designated courses for each year of the traditional four-year degree.
The university Quality Enhancement Plan in information literacy designates the SEWS program as a primary vehicle for information literacy instruction; therefore, SEWS courses and assignments will emphasize source-based inquiry and composition. In addition, passing papers should meet general and disciplinary standards in terms of critical thinking, compositional organization, clarity, style, mechanics, and usage.
Fully integrating the university writing program and its QEP in information literacy is a process. Workshops and other resources will be offered as a means of achieving this goal. Hopefully, the materials offered here will help clarify the SEWS program and its procedures. If there are any concerns or requests, please contact the SEWS director, Philip Smith, at email@example.com.