[MathSoc Council] [ELPE] - Course Development

Febrian Sidharta febrian914 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 5 23:38:54 EDT 2013

Hi Catherine, thank you for the update.

I got one question:
how do you decide whether someone is native english speaker or a non-native
english speaker? will there be a higher hurdler for NNES (e.g. higher
passing mark), or they are treated similar to our first year CS course
(i.e. CS 115 and 135 are interchangeable for non-CS students)?

On 5 October 2013 20:22, Catherine Sun <vpa at mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:

> Hi Council members,
> Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
> As all of you know, the Mathematics Faculty is proposing to eliminate ELPE
> and replace it with English courses in order to improve students'
> communication and writing ability.
> Attached is the proposal approved at the previous UAC (Undergraduate
> Affairs Council) meeting.
> Steve Furino, the Associated Dean, is looking for council members who are
> willing to provide their input to the English course development.
> If you are interested in creating a new set of English courses which
> better serves students in your program, please reply to this email and I
> will direct you to Steve.
> Thank you so much for your time and please let me know if you have any
> questions.
> Best,
> Catherine (Nan) Sun
> Vice-President, Academics
> Mathematics Society <http://mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca/>*, *Fall 2013
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