UK Graduation Writing Requirement
UK Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement
On May 6, 2013, the University Senate approved the creation of a new Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) effective Fall 2014. This requirement will over time replace the old Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR).
The University Senate approved the creation of an Advisory Committee to be responsible for developing an implementation plan, working with units across campus. This Committee will oversee the creation of program-level GCCR requirements and review the courses/assignments for the GCCR. The committee will begin its work in late August.
The GWR will remain in effect until the Senate approves the implementation plan developed by the Advisory Committee – ideally during one of its meetings this coming academic year. All degree-seeking undergraduate students are required to complete the GWR (beginning with those matriculating 2004). For those students who seek to petition a non-UK writing course as fulfilling the GWR, the petition is available on the A&S Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media (WRD) website: http://wrd.as.uky.edu/graduation-writing-requirement. Classes identified in the Undergraduate Bulletin (see the section on Graduation Requirements) as satisfying the GWR will continue to satisfy the GWR. Any courses/assignments approved during the implementation period for the GCCR may be used to fulfill the GWR.
The updated list of these courses will be published and updated on both the UGE and the WRD websites:
Benjamin C. Withers, Ph.D.
Professor of Art History
Director, Honors Program
Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies
University of Kentucky