ERIC Number: ED454552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
WAC for the New Millennium: Strategies for Continuing Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Programs.
McLeod, Susan H., Ed.; Miraglia, Eric, Ed.; Soven, Margot, Ed.; Thaiss, Christopher, Ed.
Celebrating the achievements of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) by highlighting the promise of its future, this book presents 12 essays that describe how WAC programs have adapted and continue to adapt to meet new challenges. Essays in the book explain strategies for continuing WAC programs in an atmosphere of change; explore new avenues of collaboration, such as service learning and the linked-course curricula of learning communities, and predict areas into which WAC programs need to move; and suggest new directions for research on writing across the curriculum. After a foreword by Elaine P. Maimon, essays in the book are: (1) "Writing Across the Curriculum in a Time of Change" (Susan H. McLeod and Eric Miraglia); (2) "Accommodating Complexity: WAC Program Evaluation in the Age of Accountability" (William Condon); (3) "WAC Wired: Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum" (Donna Reiss and Art Young); (4) "Writing Across the Curriculum and Service Learning: Kairos, Genre, and Collaboration" (David A. Jolliffe); (5) "Is It Still WAC? Writing within Interdisciplinary Learning Communities" (Terry Myers Zawacki and Ashley Taliaferro Williams); (6) "ESL Students and WAC Programs: Varied Populations and Diverse Needs" (Ann M. Johns); (7) "The Politics of Literacy Across the Curriculum" (Victor Villanueva); (8) "Writing Centers and WAC" (Joan A. Mullin); (9) "Curriculum-Based Peer Tutors and WAC" (Margot Soven); (10) "Writing Intensive Courses and WAC" (Martha A. Townsend); (11) "Where Do the Naturalistic Studies of WAC/WID Point? A Research Review" (David R. Russell); and (12) "Theory in WAC: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?" (Christopher Thaiss). (RS)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature Reviews, Naturalistic Observation, Peer Teaching, Politics of Education, Program Evaluation, Service Learning, Tutoring, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Laboratories, Writing Research
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.