I've been reading blogs from 8010, and I have noticed several people mention reading. Marcia said she was going to critically analyze a text for students, and Kristen said that she didn't picture herself doing as much reading/literature as she first envisioned. Yeah! Why do I think that's good. Writing in comp is not a way to test your ability to analyze literature. Rhetorical analysis is awesome. Writing for thinking is terrific, but I don't think it should be all about discussing readings.
Also, Donna, if you ever read this again, let this be known. I really think you should do the individual proposal. Your idea sounded great. I may have to get back on and respond to your blog. Go for it!