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Kinkead, Joyce – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This article describes an assessment project that analyzed syllabi approved for a communication intensive (CI) requirement in a general education program. As such, it is a first step in a more comprehensive assessment. The article suggests that it is important to ensure that inputs are evaluated prior to an evaluation of outcomes. The assessment…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Jordan, Jay; Kedrowicz, April – Across the Disciplines, 2011
International graduate students often face significant challenges with academic writing. These challenges create uncertainty about faculty members' roles as teachers of discipline-specific writing, especially in relation to the roles of writing specialists in other academic units. This qualitative case study explored faculty members' attitudes…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Graduate Students
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Hansen, Kristine; Adams, Joyce – Across the Disciplines, 2010
This article describes and evaluates three approaches to teaching writing in the social sciences, particularly psychology: an English department-based course for all social science majors; a team-teaching model that embeds writing in core courses in psychology; and a stand-alone course dedicated to teaching writing in psychology, often taken…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Writing Instruction, Content Area Writing