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What is the SAGES Program?

Date posted: January 22nd, 2015

The Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship provides a foundation for Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) undergraduates in critical thinking, written and oral communication, the use of information, quantitative reasoning, engagement with ethical issues and diversity, and exposure to experimental and theoretical approaches to understanding human culture and behavior, scientific knowledge, and methods of research. …Read more.

History and Vision

Date posted: January 22nd, 2015

SAGES emerged from several years of deliberation about curricular design and course requirements for CWRU undergraduates. The faculty who worked on the task force that designed SAGES articulated a vision that has guided the program since it was first piloted in 2003:
“As the CWRU undergraduate develops into a learned member of society, he or she should be able to conduct scholarly research or pursue other creative endeavors, first under the mentorship of our faculty, then as independent scholars and ultimately as mentors to those who follow. …Read more.

Mission and Student Learning Outcomes

Date posted: January 20th, 2015

SAGES uses seminar-based instruction to teach students how to use the skills of academic inquiry, to think critically and ethically, to find information, and to communicate their ideas in writing and other media effectively. …Read more.

Teaching Opportunities in SAGES

Date posted: January 16th, 2015

Each year we offer postdoctoral teaching fellowships for faculty interested in teaching small, inquiry-based, writing-intensive seminars. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in any field, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and experience teaching writing. …Read more.

What is the Fourth Hour?

Date posted: January 16th, 2015

Generally, a SAGES seminar involves three hours of class time a week. First Seminars add the “Fourth Hour”, an opportunity for learning outside the classroom.
The Fourth Hour can be used for more intensive training in certain writing or oral presentation skills, viewing of movies that may be relevant to class discussions, attendance at plenary sessions, and visits to institutions of culture or scholarship. …Read more.

Proposing a SAGES Seminar

Date posted: January 16th, 2015

For the descriptions of First Seminars and University Seminars, please refer here
Starting the Process
A faculty member leading a SAGES Seminar develops a syllabus that draws on her/his particular strengths and interests as a teacher and scholar. …Read more.

Information for Faculty Proposing a Seminar

Date posted: January 16th, 2015

First Seminar 
With enrollment limited to 17 students, First Seminar promotes active engagement and discussion, allows students to learn from one another and from the professor, and offers a vigorous introduction to academic inquiry at the university level. …Read more.

Leading a Seminar

Date posted: January 16th, 2015

The SAGES office provides a number of resources for seminar leaders.
Before each semester, SAGES offers an orientation for all seminar leaders and writing instructors.  All faculty are welcome, but those new to SAGES are especially encouraged to attend.  …Read more.

Resources for Faculty

Date posted: January 16th, 2015

Faculty who lead SAGES seminars have the opportunity to introduce students to new ideas and ways of thinking about the world. To learn more about our current faculty and the exciting seminars they offer, check out our faculty profiles, as well as our list of course offerings. …Read more.

How to Submit a SAGES Writing Portfolio

Date posted: January 13th, 2015

2018-2019 Academic Year
Please read these instructions carefully. When you are ready to submit your portfolio and you have gathered the required materials, click here to go to the SAGES Portfolio Submission Form. …Read more.

Fair Use Policy

Date posted: December 5th, 2014

The Fair Use Doctrine Section 107 of the Copyright Law sets forth a statutory exemption that may allow the use of protected material in a manner that would otherwise infringe upon the copyright holder’s rights. …Read more.

The Course Sequence

Date posted: December 5th, 2014

The SAGES program consists of:
One First Seminar, taken in the first semester of a student’s first year. Students can choose from around eighty courses. All First Seminars are designed to introduce students to CWRU and to provide writing instruction. …Read more.

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