ERIC Number: ED238025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Writing across the Curriculum: Designing an Effective Model.
Lupack, Barbara Tepa
A writing across the curriculum program offers an organized and systematic approach to involving all departments in the development of student literacy. Among preliminary steps in implementing these programs are (1) a review of the literature on student literacy, (2) a local assessment of college students' literacy needs, (3) a local assessment of faculty/administrative/ staff concerns about and perceptions of student literacy, (4) the formulation of a working definition of student literacy, (5) a study of proficiency requirements currently used to assess literacy, (6) an adaptation of those standardized tests or the development of an appropriate instrument for local needs, (7) the encouragement of faculty support and active participation in an interdisciplinary college committee on student literacy, (8) an assessment of the committee's success and an acceptance of its recommendations, and (9) the use of existing resources and personnel within the existing curriculum. (Appendixes include samples of student and faculty surveys for assessing concerns and needs.) (HOD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Students, Communication Skills, Content Area Writing, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literacy, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation, Student Needs, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; 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 Midwest Writing Center (Iowa City, IA, October 21-22, 1983).