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Feuerherm, Emily; Blumner, Jacob – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Higher education institutions in the United States are experiencing tremendous growth of international students. This essay serves as a case study of how an institution is addressing its growth from a handful of international students to nearly 10% of its total student population in a decade. The authors describe writing instruction and the lack…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Writing Instruction, Foreign Students, College Students
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Gerben, Chris – Across the Disciplines, 2015
Many disciplines share similar terminology for making: creating, composing, writing, and authoring. The last term authoring, however, is problematic in how it privileges an end goal of individual authority and reward. To interrogate this term, and argue for its importance in future collaborative, interdisciplinary work, this article examines a…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Musical Composition, Interdisciplinary Approach, Course Descriptions
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Brooks-Gillies, Marilee; Garcia, Elena G.; Kim, Soo Hyon; Manthey, Katie; Smith, Trixie – Across the Disciplines, 2015
While the editors of "Across the Disciplines" were working at the Michigan State University (MSU) Writing Center in 2011, they began focusing on the issues of graduate writing support through their involvement with the graduate writing groups hosted through the MSU Writing Center, conducting research on the benefits of such groups. When…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Laboratories
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Lillge, Danielle – Across the Disciplines, 2012
Widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the United States has resulted in an unprecedented set of national secondary school writing standards that shift responsibility for writing instruction across content areas. As secondary school teachers grapple with these new demands, this article proposes that WAC can serve as a key…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, Writing Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Reitmeyer, Morgan T. – Across the Disciplines, 2009
The article explores three WAC/WID programs that were presented in 1990 in "Programs That Work: Models and Methods for Writing Across the Curriculum" by Toby Fulwiler and Art Young. The author interviewed current directors of the University of Michigan program, the University of Chicago Little Red Schoolhouse, and the George Mason…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Writing Across the Curriculum, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes