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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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Arzt, Judy; Barnett, Kristine E.; Scoppetta, Jessyka – Across the Disciplines, 2009
This article emphasizes the need for writing centers to give continued attention to online tutoring to achieve writing across curriculum (WAC) goals. The article offers a literature review covering the history and state of online tutoring and its relation to the WAC movement and writing fellows programs. We at Saint Joseph College have found that…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Tutoring, Web Based Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Mullin, Joan; Schorn, Susan; Turner, Tim; Hertz, Rachel; Davidson, Derek; Baca, Amanda – Across the Disciplines, 2008
Classroom-based writing mentors facilitate learning and knowledge transfer for both students and instructors in their classes. They accomplish this by doing "with" rather than by only teaching "to", making the means of learning more visible and, therefore, the writing goals more accessible; this provides a powerful means of…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Mentors, Peer Teaching
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Kiefer, Kate; Leff, Aaron – Across the Disciplines, 2008
Giving students direct experience with the writing contexts and demands they will soon face as professionals focuses their attention on learning as much as possible from a required writing course. Our approach has concentrated on developing an experiential (client-based) curriculum to provide students the benefits of writing for real audiences as…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse
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Brammer, Charlotte; Amare, Nicole; Campbell, Kim Sydow – Across the Disciplines, 2008
To help writing faculty learn the language of discourse communities across campus, we conducted faculty interviews as a first attempt to describe knowledge about disciplinary cultures, specifically with regard to writing. Based on the data received from the interviews about disciplinary definitions and characteristics of good writing and how…
Descriptors: Interviews, Culture Conflict, Intellectual Disciplines, Stereotypes
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