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Zawacki, Terry Myers; Reid, E. Shelley; Zhou, Ying; Baker, Sarah E. – Across the Disciplines, 2009
The WAC director, composition director, director of Institutional Assessment (OIA), and WAC/OIA liaison describe the programmatic "needs" and "wants" they balanced in the plan they collaboratively designed to respond to a state mandate for "value-added" writing assessment. To satisfy this mandate, as they explain,…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Value Added Models, Writing Evaluation, Writing Tests
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Zawacki, Terry Myers – Across the Disciplines, 2008
To be effective sites for enacting WAC change, writing fellows programs, like WAC itself, must be attuned to institutional realities, adapting goals and practices accordingly. To illustrate what being "attuned" has meant to the program she directs, the author describes five writing fellow placements, each motivated by the sometimes…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Fellowships, Writing Instruction, Change Agents