ERIC Number: ED247586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
The UCLA Writing Program for University Administrators.
Hartzog, Carol P.
The Administrative Writing Program developed at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) has served both the administrators and the writing staff that offers it. Using course material that comes from UCLA office files, the program teaches writing as an administrative act, focusing on four topics: the written product, the writing process, types of administrative writing, and the context of writing. The class is conducted as a workshop, centering on writing, analysis, and revision; discussions focus on writing samples or exercises with emphasis on situation, purpose, and effect. During the initial session, administrators are asked to fill out a questionnaire on their administrative responsibilities, the types of writing they do, their primary concerns, and their writing situations. Each week, participants are given a free writing assignment related to class discussions, i.e., how their writing changes for different audiences. Participants are also asked to bring their own writing samples and revisions. Through this workshop, administrators learn to develop self-consciousness and confidence, learning to analyze and control their writing situations. At the same time, their improvement contributes to campus administration and advances the writing program. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audience Awareness; Writing Programs; Writing Workshops
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the California Association of Faculty in Technical and Professional Writing (Santa Barbara, CA, March 3, 1983).