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CEC Milestones

The following is a chronology of the initiatives or programmes we have developed and launched in the last decade:

Programme Started/ Initiatives
·         Launch of MOE-CIEL Good Writing
·         Launch of first learning object Thesis Statement for President’ Initiative on Blended  
          Learning (PIBL)
·         Launch of Language Essentials for Postgraduate Students (LEAPS)
·         Networking sessions (focus on communication) for MAF & MPA students
·         Graduate Instructors (GI [Basic]for PhD students: Effective Communication Skills for
          Teaching Assistants
·         PG programmes rolled out for two runs per AY: MBA, MPA, MM, PGPP orientation
·         ELI Review rolled out for entire PWR cohort : Sept 2015
·         Master of IT in Business (MITB): Communicating Professionally in the IT Industry
·         Master of Professional Accounting (MPA): Effective Communication
·         Master of Management (MM): Managing Cases Effectively
·         IE-SMU MBA: Presentation Skills
·         Graduate Instructors (GI) [Advanced for PhD students]: Effective Communication Skills for
          Graduate Instructors
·         WRIT001 re-launched as Programme in Writing and Reasoning (PWR)
·         ELI Review (online peer feedback system) pilot in PWR (224 students)
·         TAO Foundation Programme: Effective Communication ( 30 Chinese UG students from
          various universities)
·         Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF)  :  Effective Presentation and Reports
·         Master of Business Administration (MBA): Communication Skills Course
·         Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE): Articulating Critical Analysis
·         WRIT001 Academic Writing (Business Report Track only)
·         WRIT001 Academic Writing made compulsory for all students with B in GP, no Exemption
·         Media Project (Videos for WRIT001 lessons on APA, various grammar rules)
·         COSMOS (Communication Skills Management Online System)
·         CEC Adjunct Teaching Award launched
·         CEC Adjunct Improvement Award
·         MAF (China) [MAF China]: Effective Presentation and Reports
·         Postgraduate Professional Programmes (PGPP): Immersion and Orientation Workshops
·         Master of Science in Wealth Management: Communication Course
·         PhD (Econs) – Presentation Coaching
·         PhD (Econs) – Clarity in Writing
·         WRIT001 Academic Writing (Research Paper and Business Report Tracks )
·         Writing Coaches expanded  to Communication Coaches  (including Presentation coaching)
·         Learning Outcomes Management System (LOMS) for SIS expanded
·         CEC Research Projects (Accountancy and Information Systems)
·         Fulltime instructional hires to CEC
·         MBA Writing Coaches launched as a course : MBA: Oral and Written Communication
·         Consultancies for external and internal clients: SMU HR, Denka, Kazakhstan Scholars
·         MBA Workshop :  Research Paper Stylistic Conventions
·         Writing Coaches (with student  coaches) Launched T2
·         English Enrichment Programme (Presentations and LOMS added )
·         Discipline-Specific Writing Workshops: LKCSB, SOSS, SIS, SOE, SOL*
·         Writing-Intensive Workshops modified to Discipline-Specific Writing Workshops (SOSS,      
          SIS, LKCSB)
·         China Initiative (Entrance Test)
·         MAF (China) –  Speaking up in the Workplace
·         MBA Writing Coaches
·         WRIT001 Academic Writing (Course code change)
·         Best Paper Prize for Academic Writing  launched
·         Writing Intensive Workshops (SOSS and LKCSB)
·         Case Editing (started March 2011)-concluded May 2015
·         Exemption Test for freshmen (revised format of QET)
·         MAF (China) launched
·         SIS PhD – Writing and Speaking
·         English Enrichment Programme Workshops (Grammar, Political Science Writing and
·         Business Proposal Writing Workshop (Marketing)
·         CORE006 Academic Writing (all Poly students, GP grades of C and below)
·         Qualifying English Test (QET) for Academic Writing
·         CORE005 Academic Writing (Pilot project)
·         Writing Coaches (TC as coach)
·         CEC established
·         English Language Workshops
·         English Enrichment Programme (EEP)
·         Bridging Programme for International Students (400 students)


Last updated on 14 Jul 2017 .