English-Director of Composition

The English Department at Missouri State University anticipates an August 2008 opening for a Director of Composition. See www.missouristate.edu/academicopenings for full description of position. Please direct further inquiries to Dr. W.D. Blackmon, bgressel@missouristate.edu, Missouri State University, 901 South National, Springfield, MO 65897, 417-836-6565. EO/AA

English challenge exam query

Dear Colleagues,
Our for-profit institution accepts several types of prior learning assessment to give credit for the first term of college composition, including the CLEP and an in-house challenge exam, at present under extensive revision. Because of certain issues, we must use an objective exam. Therefore, our challenge is to develop the exam in such a way as to test for our course outcomes using objective questions testing at the college level.