ERIC Number: ED338119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Exchange. Volume 2, Number 1-6, September 1990-March 1991.
Serafin, Ana Gil, Ed.
Instructional Exchange, v2 n1-6 Sep 90-Mar 91
This document consists of six issues of a newsletter that provides a forum for the sharing of research findings and instructional strategies by faculty of Western Michigan University. Issue Number 1 addresses writing in the Writing Across the Curriculum Program with notification of a faculty workshop, hints on how to encourage good writing, and a discussion of plagiarism. Issue Number 2 examines cheating and other unethical classroom behaviors. This issue covers cheating prevention tips, penalty scales, and definitions of various types of cheating. Issue Number 3 continues a discussion of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program by addressing essay question design with several examples and a discussion of how to grade responses. Issue Number 4 explores uses for the computer in enhancing or assisting writing instruction through electronic mail and in overcoming writer's block. Issue Number 5 takes up grading and grade criteria including a review of Western Michigan University's policies, tips on weighing components and comments by individual faculty members. The final issue treats the value and meaning of grades, helping students monitor performance, and comments from individual faculty on how they structure grade assignment. (JB)
Descriptors: Cheating, Class Organization, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grading, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Apprehension, Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction, Writing Tests
Office of Instructional Development and University Assessment, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5767.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Office of Instructional Development and Univ. Assessment.