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Thaiss, Chris; Moloney, Kara; Chaozon-Bauer, Pearl – Across the Disciplines, 2016
First-Year Seminars (FYS) are among the high-impact practices described by AAC&U. We studied the long-standing First-Year Seminar Program at our public research university for the ways in which writing assignments--individualized for each seminar--help faculty and students achieve program objectives in critical and analytical thinking, the…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Freshmen, Writing (Composition), State Universities
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Ferris, Dana; Thaiss, Chris – Across the Disciplines, 2011
The University of California has struggled for many years to build fair and workable policies and programs to develop the English literacy of its highly diverse student population. Considering past, present, and future, this essay describes how the UC's largest campus, UC Davis, with 50% of its 33,000 students L2 writers, has built a network of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Networks