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Ballentine, Brian D. – Across the Disciplines, 2009
Writing programs and more specifically, Writing in the Disciplines (WID) initiatives have begun to embrace the use of and the ideology inherent to, open source software. The Conference on College Composition and Communication has passed a resolution stating that whenever feasible educators and their institutions consider open source applications.…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Open Source Technology, Computer Software, Writing (Composition)
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Remley, Dirk – Across the Disciplines, 2009
Carter (2007) identifies four meta-genres associated with writing activities that can help students learn discipline-specific writing skills relative to standards within a given field: these include problem solving, empirical approaches to analysis, selection of sources to use within research, and production of materials that meet accepted…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Technical Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing
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Klein, William; Duffey, Suellynn – Across the Disciplines, 2009
In tight financial climates, emerging technologies loom as enticing options to administrators: efficient and cost-effective solutions to both operational and pedagogical problems. Disciplinary knowledge, frequently hailed as the pinnacle of cultural capital in the academy, does not hold absolute power in rhetorical situations in which the material…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers
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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
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Sterling-Deer, Carolyn – Across the Disciplines, 2009
This essay examines the impact of WAC/WID methodology and technology in an Education Capstone Course for Childhood Education majors at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY. Written discourse and ePortfolio development of students enrolled in the writing-intensive capstone course is examined within the framework of Veronica Boix Mansilla's (2004) work…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum, Technology Uses in Education
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Bridwell-Bowles, Lillian; Powell, Karen E.; Choplin, Tiffany Walter – Across the Disciplines, 2009
Faculty members at a large state university engaged in discussions of 21st century communication, new media, and the demands for new communication skills as they elected to establish a Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program in 2005. Faculty leaders reviewed communication theory (e.g., from McLuhan to Kress), best practices from other…
Descriptors: State Universities, College Faculty, Communication Skills, Standards
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Robinson, Tracy Ann; Burton, Vicki Tolar – Across the Disciplines, 2009
This article advocates an approach to WAC/WID assessment that prioritizes student learning and encourages students in upper-division writing intensive (WI) courses to take greater responsibility for their course writing experience. At start of term, students complete a self-assessment and goal-setting survey called the Writer's Personal Profile…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Profiles, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction
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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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Rutz, Carol; Grawe, Nathan D. – Across the Disciplines, 2009
Writing across the curriculum has been a pedagogy associated with faculty development since the earliest days of the movement. Carleton College, an early adopter of WAC pedagogy and faculty development, has, in the last decade, added portfolio assessment to the combination with positive results. Among the unexpected consequences has been a…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Writing Evaluation, College Faculty
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Anson, Chris M.; Dannels, Deanna – Across the Disciplines, 2009
Implementation of communication-across-the-curriculum initiatives has outpaced their systematic assessment, leaving many stakeholders wondering whether faculty and students are benefiting from the emphasis on writing, speaking, and other communicative media in discipline-based courses and curricula. Increasing interest in assessment, however, has…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Communication Skills, Program Implementation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Perelman, Les – Across the Disciplines, 2009
At MIT in the 1990's, data from two sources, a study of the writing ability of a small group of randomly selected MIT juniors correlated to their overall academic performance and a survey of alumni from various years provided the major motivation for the development by MIT faculty and administration of a very ambitious…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Educational Change, Sustainability
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Stitt-Bergh, Monica; Hilgers, Thomas – Across the Disciplines, 2009
The authors describe their experiences assessing writing-across-the-curriculum and general education programs, paying particular attention to processes and their consequences. At the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM), a relatively large research-extensive university, general education assessment activities have been designed around two goals:…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, General Education, Program Evaluation, Research Universities
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Thomas, Freddy L. – Across the Disciplines, 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…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, College Students
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Dean, Christopher W. – Across the Disciplines, 2009
"Developing and Assessing an Online Research Writing Course" discusses how the Writing Program at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) created a hybrid, online research writing course, Writing 50, and assessed that course. The assessment, which is at the center of this piece, was dovetailed with assessment literature in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Research Skills
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Volz, Tracy; Saterbak, Ann – Across the Disciplines, 2009
In engineering fields, students are expected to construct technical arguments that demonstrate a discipline's expected use of logic, evidence, and conventions. Many undergraduate bioengineering students struggle to enact the appropriate argument structures when they produce technical posters. To address this problem we implemented Calibrated Peer…
Descriptors: Engineering, Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Logical Thinking
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