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ERIC Number: ED451563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-15
Pages: 12
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Crossing Institutional Boundaries: Defining the Collaborative Project.
Cantrell, Ayne
In 1994, the situation of one writing teacher changed when she joined others at her institution to collaborate on the design and follow through of the Portfolio Composition Program for first-year writing students. Today, the collaboration continues as volunteer full-time faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and other part-time teachers try out the same writing assignments, gather at workshops to practice portfolio assessment, and serve on teams to assess the writing of each other's students. The collaborative nature of the program at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) gave birth, in part, to the project that will be described and evaluated in this panel presentation. Even though the four presenters now teach at three different institutions, all have ties to the MTSU's Portfolio Composition Program. This paper describes how these writing teachers explored ways to continue to collaborate across institutional boundaries, motivated by a desire to expand their students' writing community and knowledge of each other. The paper takes the collaborators step-by-step through the project, which 87 students at the three schools started; the students also contributed essays to the Web site, which they named "Not Shakespeare But It Will Do: Campus and Community Profiles by Tennessee College and University Students." Appended are an essay assignment and related material. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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