Appendices C and D are comprised of a major study of the Writing Intensive (WI), Cultural Diversity (CD), and both (WICD) courses over the years since their inception. A nagging question has been whether students have enough opportunities to earn the required WI and CD credits to qualify for graduation in 4 years. Indeed, when the General Studies Council was first put in charge of the WI and CD courses, a substantial amount of effort was put forth to ensure enough of these courses. However, no one had the data collected in a form that allowed monitoring of the course offerings.
The data show that after a period of rapid growth of CD and WI courses, the number of sections stabilized. However, a significant downturn in the number of WI courses occurred in the fall semester of 2003. Even though this was primarily due to changes in staffing due to budget cuts, the administration took note and will monitor the situation loosely before it becomes chronic. Fortunately, the data for the spring, 2004 did not show such a downturn. These data will become a regular part of the annual report to the General Studies Council.