ERIC Number: ED215368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Writing Across the Curriculum from the Point of View of a Department Chair.
Ferlazzo, Paul J.
The success of a writing across the curriculum project is described in this paper. The paper notes that the first two years of the project, sponsored by internal university grants and state funding, consisted of (1) workshops and training sessions of small numbers of non-English faculty in designing and evaluating writing assignments and in investigating the theory and teaching of writing, (2) a discussion series on "solving the writing crisis," and (3) the establishment of a writing center. The paper also shows how the beginning of a two-year federal grant has allowed for release time for three English faculty members to work closely with faculty in other disciplines to develop writing components in content area courses. Other components of the university-wide project that are described include summer workshops for faculty development, the training of English faculty to work on collaborative learning, peer tutor training, and writing assignment design involving reasoning and cognitive skill development. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; 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 College English Association (13th, Houston, TX, April 15-17, 1982).