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ERIC Number: ED469982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 90
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Literacy: A Statement of Competencies Expected of Students Entering California's Public Colleges and Universities.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
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, and completed by 289 faculty members, this document provides a clear statement of the expectations faculty have for the critical reading, writing, and thinking abilities of their entering students. It attention to the comments of many faculty outside the traditional departments of English or rhetoric makes this document groundbreaking in its approach. Part 1. "Academic Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Thinking Critically," discusses the expectations and perceived student preparation and provides a rationale for these competencies understood as larger, more holistic abilities, rather than a lot of discrete skills. Part 1 charts the competencies of part 1 and juxtaposes them with comparable competencies noted in the California Language Arts Content Standards and in the California Education Roundtable Content Standards. Part 3, "Strategies for Implementation," offers suggestions for teaching the processes of learning. Five appendixes describe study methodology and characteristics of learners and list some additional resources. (SLD)
Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates, c/o Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 430, Sacramento, CA 95814. Fax: 916-322-9867; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California