Academic Literacy: A Statement of Competencies Expected of Students Entering California's Public Colleges and Universities

Spring
2000
Topic: 
Intersegmental Issues

This document on Academic Literacies is an update of the original 1982 Statement on Competencies in English Expected of Entering College Freshmen. Incorporating findings from a web-based survey submitted to faculty across the disciplines at the University of California, the California State Universities and the California Community Colleges, this document provides a clear statement of expectations faculty have for the critical reading, writing, and thinking abilities of their entering students. Its attention to the comments of many faculty outside of traditional departments of English or rhetoric makes this document truly groundbreaking in its approach and far-reaching in its authority.