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ERIC Number: EJ1080990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
A Changing Profession Changing a Discipline: Junior Faculty and the Undergraduate Major
Giberson, Greg; Ostergaard, Lori; ClaryLemon, Jennifer; Courtney, Jennifer; Kinney, Kelly; Lucas, Brad
Composition Forum, v20 Sum 2009
This essay explores some of the challenges for the discipline of rhetoric and composition implied by the growth in undergraduate writing majors. Through six narratives from junior faculty at five different institutions, this work explores the ways in which these new faculty were, or were not, prepared for the challenges of developing and implementing new writing majors. Finally, the authors discuss ways in which those who are currently working in undergraduate degree programs can help to provide the intellectual and scholarly materials necessary for graduate programs to more thoroughly and specifically prepare future faculty for their work on undergraduate majors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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