ERIC Number: ED202022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Tapping Non-English Faculty Resources in the Literacy Crusade.
Burnham, Christopher C.
Stockton State College, New Jersey, recognizes that the teaching of writing is not the responsibility of the English department alone, but of the entire college faculty. Stockton's writing across the curriculum project is designed to give all faculty members general theoretical information and practical training in writing instruction and the relation between writing and learning. Stockton's basic writing courses are staffed with volunteer faculty members from across the college. These "rotating faculty" go through three stages of training. In the first stage, faculty members are given a set of reading materials that discuss the nature and function of writing and various writing pedagogies. In the second stage, they participate in a one-day workshop in which they complete a holistic exercise that involves reading papers and ranking them by the overall quality of writing. The holistic scoring used in the workshop session provides the "rotating faculty" with an understanding of the elements of good writing. The third stage of training occurs in another one-day workshop the week before school begins, during which the faculty members must write under the same circumstances that students often must write under. Strategies for grading are also discussed. Support services for the "rotating faculty" include a skills center and designated consultants from the core writing faculty. (HTH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Stockton State College NJ; Writing across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (32nd, Dallas, TX, March 26-28, 1981).