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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Syllabi

Student handbooks

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Writing Program Records, 1990-2003



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Writing Program
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: Writing Program Records
Dates: 1990-2003
Creator Abstract: The University of Texas at San Antonio Writing Program offers core writing programs to students at the university. Originally part of the English Department, the program became a part of the Freshman Initiative and later a standalone program. The Writing Program publishes the annual Writing Program Student Handbook, proceeds of which help fund numerous scholarships. The Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence is part of the Writing Program and provides tutoring and other services for the students.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the dates 1990 through 2012 and consists of syllabi for the University of Texas at San Antonio Writing Program courses ENG/WRC 0103 (Developmental Writing), ENG/WRC 1013 (Freshman Composition I), ENG/WRC 1023 (Freshman Composition II), Communication 1043 (Introduction to Communication), and ENG 2413 (Technical Writing) and student handbooks published by the Division of English, Classics, and Philosophy and the Writing Program between 1989-2012.
Identification: UA 19.07
Extent: 4 linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The University of Texas at San Antonio Writing Program offers core writing programs to students at the university. Originally part of the English Department, the program became a part of the Freshman Initiative and later a standalone program. The Writing Program publishes the annual Writing Program Student Handbook, proceeds of which help fund numerous scholarships. The Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence is part of the Writing Program and provides tutoring and other services for the students.

The Writing Program began as part of the English Department. In 2003, under the direction of Provost Guy Bailey, the Writing Program separated from the English Department and became part of the Freshman Initiative program. The program's course prefix changed from ENG (English) to WRC (Writing Core). Subsequent to the dissolution of the Freshman Initiative, the program became a standalone entity, reporting to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

In addition to offering WRC 0103 and the two core writing courses, WRC 1013 and WRC 1023, the Writing Program facilitates the Writing Across the Curriculum Pilot Program, which began in 2006. In late 2009, the Writing Program is scheduled to pilot several WRC 1023 courses related to specific disciplines (anthropology, environmental science, business, and engineering). The program annually publishes the Writing Program Student Handbook, a guide for WRC students. Proceeds from this publication fund several scholarships, including the Judith G. Gardner Writing Program Scholarships; Writing across the Curriculum, which began Spring 2009; and Incoming Freshman Scholarship, which began Spring 2009.

The Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence (The Writing Center), is also part of The Writing Program. The Center provides tutoring to undergraduate and graduate students, makes presentations on writing to classes (on request) and during orientations, provides software programs to assist students with disabilities, and maintains a computer lab for individual and class writing instructions. The Center's main location is in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSS 2.02.22), with satellite locations in the John Peace Library and in the Downtown Campus's Frio Street Building (FS 4.432).

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Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the dates 1990 through 2003 and comprises syllabi for the University of Texas at San Antonio Writing Program courses ENG/WRC 0103 (Developmental Writing), ENG/WRC 1013 (Freshman Composition I), ENG/WRC 1023 (Freshman Composition II), Communication 1043 (Introduction to Communication), and ENG 2413 (Technical Writing). The collection also includes student handbooks published by the Division of English, Classics, and Philosophy and the Writing Program between 1989-2012

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.

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Organization of Collection

Series 1. Syllabi
Series 2. Student handbooks

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. Writing Program.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Subjects
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--Texas--San Antonio.
Academic writing--Study and teaching.
English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Texas--Education--Universities and colleges.
Genres/Formats
Syllabi.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

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Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by the University of Texas at San Antonio Writing Program at the date of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of Texas at San Antonio Writing Program, UA 19.07, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the University Archives from the UTSA Writing Program in July, 2009 (Acc. 2009-041) and October, 2009 (Acc. 2009-060). Student handbooks transferred from rare books division in November 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.

Updated by Sean Heyliger, November 2009.

Updated by Sean Heyliger, December 2012.

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Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Writing Program Records

 

Syllabi

Series includes syllabi for courses ENG 1003, ENG/WRC 0103, ENG/WRC 1013, ENG/WRC 1023, Communication 1043, and ENG 2413 between 1990-2003.
ENG 1003 (Academic Writing)
Box Folder
1 1 Fall, 1994
2 Spring, 1995
ENG 0101 (Writing Review)
Box Folder
1 3 Fall, 1991
4 Fall, 1992
5 Spring, 1993
6 Fall, 1994
ENG 0103 (Developmental Writing)
Box Folder
1 7 Summer, 1990
8 Spring, 1991
9 Fall, 1991
10 Spring, 1992
11 Summer, 1992
12 Fall, 1992
13 Spring, 1993
14 Summer, 1993
15 Fall, 1993
16 Spring, 1994
17 Summer, 1994
18 Fall, 1994
19 Spring, 1995
20 Summer, 1995
21 Fall, 1995
22 Spring, 1996
23 Fall, 1996
24 Spring, 1997
25 Fall, 1997
26 Spring, 1998
27 Fall, 1998
28 Spring, 1999
29 Summer, 1999
30 Fall, 1999
31 Spring, 2000
32 Summer, 2000
33 Fall, 2000
34 Spring 2001,
35 Summer, 2001
36 Fall, 2001
37 Spring, 2002
38 Summer, 2002
39 Fall, 2002
40 Spring, 2003
41 Summer, 2003
42 Fall, 2003
ENG 1013 (Freshman Composition I)
Box Folder
1 43 Summer, 1990
44 Spring, 1991
45 Summer, 1991
46 Fall, 1991
47 Spring, 1992
48 Summer, 1992
49 Fall, 1992
50 Spring, 1993
51 Summer, 1993
52 Spring, 1994
53 Summer, 1994
54 Fall, 1994
55 Spring, 1995
56 Summer, 1995
Box Folder
1 57 Spring, 1996
Box Folder
1 58 Summer, 1996
59 Fall, 1996
60 Spring, 1997
61 Summer, 1997
62 Fall, 1997
Box Folder
2 1 Spring, 1998
2 Summer, 1998
3 Fall, 1998
4 Spring, 1999
5 Summer, 1999
6 Fall, 1999
7 Spring, 2000
8 Summer, 2000
9 Fall, 2000
10 Spring, 2001
11 Summer, 2001
12 Fall, 2001
13 Spring, 2002
14 Summer, 2002
15 Fall, 2002
16 Spring, 2003
17 Summer, 2003
18 Fall, 2003
ENG 1023 (Freshman Composition II)
Box Folder
3 1 Summer, 1990
2 Spring, 1991
3 Summer, 1991
4 Fall, 1991
5 Spring, 1992
6 Summer, 1992
7 Fall, 1992
8 Spring, 1993
9 Summer, 1993
10 Fall, 1993
11 Spring, 1994
12 Summer, 1994
13 Fall, 1994
14 Spring, 1995
15 Summer, 1995
16 Fall, 1995
17 Spring, 1996
18 Summer, 1996
19 Fall, 1996
20 Spring, 1997
21 Summer, 1997
22 Fall, 1997
23 Spring, 1998
24 Summer, 1998
25 Fall, 1998
26 Spring, 1999
27 Summer, 1999
28 Fall, 1999
29 Spring, 2000
30 Fall, 2000
Box Folder
4 1 Spring, 2001
2 Summer, 2001
3 Fall, 2001
4 Spring, 2002
5 Summer, 2002
6 Fall, 2002
7 Spring, 2003
8 Summer, 2003
9 Fall, 2003
Communication 1043 (Introduction to Communication)
Box Folder
4 10 Summer, 1990
11 Summer, 1991
12 Summer, 1992
13 Summer, 1993
14 Summer, 1994
15 Summer, 1997
16 Summer, 1998
17 Summer, 2000
18 Summer, 2001
ENG 2413 (Technical Writing)
Box Folder
4 19 Summer, 1993
20 Summer, 1997
21 Summer, 2001
22 Summer, 2002
23 Summer, 2003

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Student handbooks

Division of English, Classics, and Philosophy
Box Folder
5 1 1989-1991
2 1992-1994
3 1995-1997
4 1998-2000
5 2001-2003
Writing Program
Box Folder
5 6 2004-2006
7 2007-2009
8 2010-2012

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