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ERIC Number: EJ1022013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Writing Program Building in a Compromised Space: Relative Agency in a Small College in a Public University System
Cripps, Michael J.; Robinson, Heather M.
Composition Forum, v29 Spr 2014
This program profile examines efforts by WPAs at York College, a senior college in the CUNY system, to adapt to externally imposed changes and develop a locally meaningful writing program. 1999 marked the end of remediation at four-year (senior) colleges in The City University of New York. The elimination of developmental writing at CUNY's senior colleges was accompanied by a university-wide mandate for WAC. Fall 2013 marked the start of a university-wide set of general education requirements that will partially eclipse existing local requirements. Between these two bookends, WPAs--drawing on a mindset of relative agency and informed by an awareness of the curricular and institutional positioning of writing--carried out local efforts to build a more effective and coherent program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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