ERIC Number: ED210709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
A National Survey of College and University Writing Program Directors. Technical Report Number 2.
Witte, Stephen P.; And Others
This report presents the results of a national survey of college and university writing program directors that was undertaken to provide reliable and current information about writing programs at the college level. The first chapter contains a discussion of the survey questionnaire and sample population. The next nine chapters report the responses of the 127 subjects surveyed in the following areas: (1) required and elective writing courses; (2) types, distributions, and sizes of writing courses; (3) staffing of writing courses; (4) proficiency examinations and exemption practices; (5) freshman textbooks used; (6) activities in freshman writing courses; (7) evaluating freshman writing students; (8) faculty evaluation and development; and (9) successful and unsuccessful aspects of college writing programs. A concluding chapter contains criticism and praise of the questionnaire used in the survey and a discussion of the aspects of writing programs not covered by the survey. A list of participating universities and colleges is appended. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: Freshman Composition; Writing Program Assessment Project; Writing Programs
Note: Prepared through the Writing Program Assessment Project.