ERIC Number: ED211996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Stranger in a Strange Land, or Stimulating Faculty Interest in Writing Across the Curriculum.
Robertson, Linda R.
All writing-across-the-curriculum programs have one common feature: they require that composition faculty approach and enlist the cooperation of faculty in other disciplines. To help in this regard, the following recommendations have been made to writing faculty directing interdisciplinary programs: (1) survey the faculty, either through the objective survey or interview methods, to note the faculty members' conceptions of how writing connects with thinking and learning; (2) legitimize one's ideas by using outside consultants--outside "authority" figures impress on faculty the validity of what one intends to do with one's writing program; (3) lift the veil of secrecy surrounding one's function as a writing instructor through techniques such as the use of referral slips to inform faculty of times their students seek assistance on writing projects and to note what faculty can do to assist in student writing improvement; and (4) seek advice from the faculty, since establishing a faculty advisory committee on writing in the curriculum is an effective tactic that gets selected faculty members more involved in writing-across-the-curriculum programs. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Conference on Freshman and Sophomore English (10th, Laramie, WY, July 6-10, 1981).