ERIC Number: ED377482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Diversity and Writing; Dialogue within a Modern University. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing (1st, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 16-19, 1990). Monograph Series No. 2.
Batchelder, Susan, Ed.
This monograph is a report of the first annual conference sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing at the University of Minnesota. Both the conference and the monograph support the University's goal of fostering diversity within its academic community and also focus on one of the Center's goals: exploring the effects of ethnicity, race, class and gender on writing. The monograph relates that each year the Center invites faculty members to propose projects, workshops and topics in the following areas: characteristics of writing across the curriculum; status reports on students' writing ability; the connections between writing and learning in all fields; the characteristics of writing beyond the academy; and curricular reform through writing. The manuscript to this year's keynote address, "Looking from the Margins: A Tale of Curricular Reform," by Jacqueline Jones Royster, is included in the monograph. The monograph also contains faculty responses to the address, from Lisa Albrecht, Biman Basu, Rose Brewer, Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, Dolores Cross, and Carol Miller. Their edited comments constitute part two of the monograph. Part three consists of excerpts from the question and answer session. (TB)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Diversity (Institutional), Ethnicity, Females, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Race, Sex Differences, Social Class, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, University of Minnesota, 227 Lind Hall, 207 Church St., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing.