Welcome

English Council will be meeting in San Diego, October 2018.  More information will be posted as soon as dates are confirmed.

Documents from our Fall 2017 meeting related to EO 1100 and 1110 can be found under the link to “CSU Policies.”  Updated campus information about stretch and DSP has been posted in the “Resources for Composition.”  Minutes and other documents generated during the conference will be published soon.

Our thanks to last year’s group for creating the excellent new CSU English Council Mission Statement, ratified by unanimous vote on October 6, 2017.

Who We Are:

The English Council is comprised of a community of English Studies professionals and affiliates across the California State University (CSU) system:  Department Chairs; Writing Program Directors; Graduate Directors; English Education Coordinators; and literature, linguistics, creative writing, ESL/EFL, rhetoric and affiliated faculty.  We advocate for CSU students and faculty by serving as a resource on issues related to English Studies, broadly conceived.

What We Value:

  • Equity, access, and success for students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
  • Curricula and pedagogies that assist students in developing multiple literacies through which they learn to be creative and critical thinkers who participate as global citizens;
  • The complex and diverse work English departments and other literacy partners/affiliated disciplines conduct across the CSU under the heading of English Studies;
  • The collective wisdom of experts in the field who partner in advocating for, and collaborating with, students, faculty, and staff within the CSU and the state of California.

What We Do:

In addition to maintaining a vibrant intellectual community, we help formulate CSU policy related to English Studies by applying our professional and community-based expertise to navigate local and system-wide contexts.

We articulate, communicate, and advocate for our values by:

  • Promoting best practices in literacy education, resulting in innovative curriculum and programs across the state;
  • Mediating among diverse audiences, including sub-disciplines across CSU campuses, CSU leadership, and inter-segmentally (K-12, community colleges, and the University of California);
  • Serving as a resource and repository of expertise for partners within and beyond the CSU—including the CSU Chancellor’s Office, CSU administration, and the statewide academic senate (ASCSU)—concerning issues related to English sub-disciplines;
  • Cultivating relationships to collaboratively develop and implement policies based on disciplinary expertise, research, and data.

 

 

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