ERIC Number: ED412553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul-2
From WAC to CCCAC: Writing across the Curriculum Becomes Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking (and Computers) across the Curriculum at Tidewater Community College.
Even without a formal program for writing across the curriculum, Tidewater Community College in Virginia has sustained communication-across-the-curriculum activities for nearly 20 years. Faculty groups have routinely gathered both formally and informally to discuss ways to improve student writing, to incorporate communication and collaboration into individual courses and curricula, and to incorporate communications technology to enhance student learning across the curriculum. During a two-year project, 30 faculty members from 13 teaching fields attended monthly meetings to discuss issues in learning, communicating, and critical thinking. Faculty members have given presentations in the region and around the country on using writing for learning in math, natural sciences, engineering, writing and literature, and history. Since the official end of the project (in 1994), an informal group continues to meet, by the end of the Spring 1995 calling itself the Task Force in Communication and Critical Thinking across the Disciplines. The director of the two-year project (and former director of the Writing Center) is now focusing on using communications technology as a tool to enhance communication, collaboration, and critical thinking across the curriculum. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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