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Gunn, Amanda M. – Across the Disciplines, 2007
Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC) programs are growing in number and in degrees of influence across the country. An exploration of the CAC national discussion indicates that the discourse shaping campus programs and faculty/course development practices is one of basic communication skills focused on outcome. The problem with reducing…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Interpersonal Relationship, Communication Strategies, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Horning, Alice S. – Across the Disciplines, 2007
Hand-in-hand with the current renewed emphasis on student success and a resurgence of Writing Across the Curriculum, instructors in all disciplines need to refocus on Reading Across the Curriculum to address students' needs, to achieve instructional goals, and to prepare citizens for full participation in our democracy. It seems clear that a…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Reading Skills
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Thew, Neill; Gustafsson, Magnus – Across the Disciplines, 2007
This article is a report on the 2006 WAC Conference at Clemson University, written from the perspective of two international "critical friends." We use our reflections on the conference as a springboard for exploring the current state of play of the WAC movement, and for suggesting future areas for development. We noted three common sets…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Conferences (Gatherings), State of the Art Reviews, Figurative Language
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Blumner, Jacob; Fritz, Francis; Wice, Sarah – Across the Disciplines, 2007
This article describes a model for student/faculty collaboration in WAC development--students tutoring faculty on drafts of the writing assignments they have designed for their own students. While writing center scholarship is student-centered and invites student participation, Writing Across the Curriculum scholarship and implementation remains…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Student Relationship, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Assignments
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Nilsen, Ragnhild – Across the Disciplines, 2007
At the first-year Joint Course, supervisors from both Tromsø University College and the University of Tromsø participated. Supervisors represented two institutions with different educational outlooks and different approaches to the task at hand. In my view, deep-seated professional disagreement was allowed to affect the course throughout without…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives, Course Descriptions
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Bogad, Lesley; Cook, Jennifer S.; Darcy, Monica G.; Johnson, Janet Donnell; Patterson, Susan K.; Tillotson, Mary Ellen – Across the Disciplines, 2007
This article describes our experiences as six faculty members at a mid-sized state college whose collaboration grew into a substantive endeavor to improve writing pedagogy and practice across our disciplines of English, Educational Studies, Instructional Technology, Educational Psychology and Counseling. Within our practice, we approach writing in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Writing (Composition), Writing Across the Curriculum, Communities of Practice
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Lettner-Rust, Heather G.; Tracy, Pamela J.; Booker, Susan L.; Kocevar-Weidinger, Elizabeth; Burges, Jená B. – Across the Disciplines, 2007
The authors describe how their institution revised its general education writing curriculum and how that change not only affected the university's approach to advanced composition but also transformed the roles and relationships among teachers, librarians, literacy practices, curricula, students, and the community. Part service-learning, part…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Curriculum Development, General Education, Writing (Composition)
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Hass, Michael; Osborn, Jan – Across the Disciplines, 2007
This study uses student reflections of previous success in academic writing to guide instructors as they design writing assignments. Seventy-one students in five classes responded to a questionnaire designed to help them identify particularly successful writing experiences and reflect on the circumstances, strategies, and methods they believed…
Descriptors: Student Writing Models, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Processes, Reflection
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Haswell, Richard – Across the Disciplines, 2006
In all academic disciplines college teachers respond to student writing with shortcuts--checksheets, correction symbols, computer style checkers, etc. But while these methods save teachers time, do they help students improve their writing? A survey of research into teacher commentary, conceived of as a contextual discourse activity, initially…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, College Students, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Afful, Joseph Benjamin Archibald – Across the Disciplines, 2006
The author presents a study that employs a modified version of Swales' (1990) move analysis to investigates the generic structure of introductions in a total of 120 writing samples of Ghanaian undergraduates in English and Sociology. The study reveals differences between the two groups in their use of move-structures.
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Undergraduate Students, Sociology, Foreign Countries
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Halasz, Judith; Brinckner, Maria – Across the Disciplines, 2006
Faculty resistance to Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) is an issue that has been recognized by WAC program directors and practitioners for decades, yet it remains unresolved. Perhaps the problem is not resistance per se, but how we interpret and react to it. Faculty resistance is typically viewed as an impediment to the pedagogical change WAC…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, College Faculty, Resistance (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes
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Orr, Susan; Blythmann, Margo; Mullin, Joan – Across the Disciplines, 2006
How to write, and the relationship between images and writing, has been changing within the academy. Some indication of this can be seen in the new composition texts that emphasize reading visuals or teaching students in our largely visual culture (e.g. Faigley, George, Selfe, & Palchik , 2004; Alfano & O'Brien, 2005; Ruszkiewicz,…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Art Education, Design, Teaching Methods
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Shea, Kelly A.; Balkun, Mary McAleer; Nolan, Susan A.; Saccoman, John T.; Wright, Joyce – Across the Disciplines, 2006
This article describes a writing-across-the-curriculum project that was born of one university's commitment to writing and ubiquitous computing. Faculty members across the disciplines, seeing an opportunity to re-introduce WAC on its campus through a curriculum development initiative funded out of an internal teaching, learning, and technology…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Writing Instruction, Faculty Development
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Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely; Ellertson, Anthony – Across the Disciplines, 2005
"Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across the Curriculum" makes the case for expanding the pedagogical space and communication possibilities in undergraduate communication-intensive and linked (learning community) courses by allowing students to create multimodal texts that deal with civic and cultural and/or discipline…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Visual Literacy, Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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Hall, Jonathan – Across the Disciplines, 2005
Student plagiarism occurs in all academic disciplines, and so, for those of us involved with Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing In the Disciplines programs, the first thing we have to admit is: yes, it is our problem. It's everybody's problem, at bottom, of course, but WAC/WID directors are ideally positioned to offer both new conceptual…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Plagiarism, Prevention
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