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Documents and Policy Guidelines

The Department has a number of documents that guides its operation. These documents are updated on a regular basis by the groups with primary responsibilities in the area; the Personnel/Policy Committee, for example, has primary responsibility for Policies and Procedures, the Department's major procedural document. All recommendations for change must be approved by the Department. The other Department documents are primarily curricular and are the responsibility of the appropriate committees.

Policies and Procedures

The responsibility of the Personnel/Policy Committee, Policies and Procedures contains the Bylaws that guide the operational work of the Department. It contains a broad spectrum of information—ranging from voting procedures to elegibility guidelines for committee membership, from chairperson review processes to promotion and tenure guidelines, from travel policies to classroom use policies.

Writing at Indiana State University

The responsibility of the Composition Committee, Writing at Indiana State University describes the writing program (including offerings that fulfill Foundational Studies requirements); it includes the principles that guide the program, as well as includes discussions of each composition course offered by the Department.

Language and Literature at Indiana State University

The responsibility of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Language and Literature at Indiana State University describes the undergraduate program in literature and language (including courses required for the English Liberal Arts and English Teaching majors, and the English Liberal Arts minor, as well as those that fulfill Foundational Studies requirements); it includes the principles that guide the undergraduate program in English, as well as includes discussions of each undergraduate literature and language course offered by the Department.

Literature and Language at Indiana State University. April 2014.pdf

Creative Writing at Indiana State University

The responsibility of the Creative Writing Committee, Creative Writing at Indiana State University describes the the Creative Writing program (including courses required for the Creative Writing minor, as well as those that fulfill Foundational Studies requirements); it includes the principles that guide the Creative Writing program, as well as includes discussions of each Creative Writing course offered by the Department.

Graduate Studies in English at Indiana State University 

The responsibility of the Graduate Committee, Graduate Studies in English at Indiana State University describes the graduate program in literature and writing (including courses required for concentrations in British and American Literature and in Writing); it includes the principles that guide the graduate program in English, as well as includes discussions of each graduate course offered by the Department.