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ERIC Number: EJ1116359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-3
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Developing a Culture of Writing at Virginia State University: A New Writing Emphasis
Thomas, Freddy L.
Across the Disciplines, v6 spec iss Dec 2009
Beginning in the fall of 2008 (and continuing through the spring of 2013), Virginia State University, America's first fully state supported four-year institution of higher learning for Blacks and one of two land-grant institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, launched a comprehensive and ambitious program to develop a culture of writing (and thinking) to enhance its students academic and professional success. This program stems from the university's desire to enhance teaching and learning through writing and to meet a SACS accreditation requirement to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan that focuses on a significant issue that relates to student learning. Together, electronic portfolios, Washington State University's "Guide to Rating Integrative and Critical Thinking," and a variety of comparative data on persistence and retention, are being used to assess the development of a culture of writing at Virginia State University.
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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: Virginia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A