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Adrienne Jankens; Clay Walker; Linda Jimenez; Mariel Krupansky; Anna E. Lindner; Anita Mixon; Nicole Guinot Varty – Across the Disciplines, 2023
This article presents the results of a 2021 survey and interview study of faculty teaching writing-intensive (WI) courses across disciplines at an urban research university. We emphasize the need to understand the complexities of instructors' ideologies about teaching writing and their attitudes about student language prior to engaging faculty…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Ann C. Dean – Across the Disciplines, 2023
Scholars in college learning and writing studies have argued that reading has an image problem: we have trouble "seeing" it. This study contributes to making reading visible by collecting a series of images used by faculty and students enrolled in first-year experience courses. Qualitative analysis of interviews with five faculty and 34…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Reading Improvement, Reading Motivation, Reading Strategies
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Solaire A. Finkenstaedt-Quinn; Jennifer A. Schmidt-McCormack; Field M. Watts; Anne Ruggles Gere; Ginger V. Shultz – Across the Disciplines, 2023
Undergraduate writing fellows play an important role in administering writing assignments in writing-intensive courses. At the University of Michigan, the MWrite program was designed to support the implementation of writing-to-learn (WTL) assignments in STEM courses. Within MWrite, writing fellows are a primary instructional resource for students…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Undergraduate Study, Writing Instruction, Writing Assignments
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Annemarie Galeucia; Boz Bowles; Jennifer Baumgartner; Rebecca Burdette – Across the Disciplines, 2023
One of the many initiatives within Louisiana State University's (LSU) holistic Communication across the Curriculum program is the LSU Distinguished Communicator (DC) Medal program. Implemented in 2005, the program encompasses communication experiences including mentoring, in-depth training in communication in their coursework, and practice of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Kathleen Blake Yancey – Across the Disciplines, 2023
What kinds of questions guide ePortfolio-based reflections that are meaningful, and what kinds of meaning do students make in response to such questions? These questions directed our work in designing a new reflective prompt for an internship ePortfolio completed by students in the Editing, Writing, and Media major at Florida State University. As…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Reflection, Prompting
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Mark Urtel; Stephen M. Fallowfield; Lisa Angermeier; Rachel Swinford – Across the Disciplines, 2023
Designing then implementing ePortfolios as a High Impact Practice (HIP) (Watson et al., 2016) across an academic program in kinesiology presents many opportunities and challenges. The authors document their six-year journey and ensuing lessons along the way, as they strive to uncover and enact best practices for department-wide implementation.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Kinesiology, Best Practices
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Jennifer Gennaco; Debra Kramlich – Across the Disciplines, 2023
Nursing students are required to demonstrate achievement of specific outcomes for program completion and approval for licensure. Mastery of clinical content is typically established through faculty-developed and standardized exams, which do not provide sufficient evidence of student acquisition of requisite knowledge and behaviors for professional…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment
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Bre Garrett; Kylie Pugh; Amanda B. Wallace – Across the Disciplines, 2023
This article proposes a pedagogy of well-being derived from the design of a high-impact practice (HIP) ePortfolio assignment. Research findings from a two-year pilot study revealed a recurrent trend that raised attention to the socio-psychological dimension that ePortfolios have on student learning and development. Teaching and researching during…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Technology
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Theresa Conefrey; Davida S. Smyth – Across the Disciplines, 2023
ePortfolios are considered the eleventh high-impact practice (HIP) by the AAC&U (now the American Association of Colleges and Universities). They have been widely implemented in the humanities but remain underutilized in STEM fields. The benefits of engaged learning, metacognitive awareness, and professional identity development in those…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Higher Education, STEM Education
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Christine Alfano; Emily Polk; Jennifer Stonaker – Across the Disciplines, 2023
The Notation in Science Communication (NSC) provides students an opportunity to develop their abilities to effectively communicate technical information to varied audiences using multiple genres and modes. A total of 115 students have earned the NSC as of May 2023. Currently there are just over 100 students in the program, with between 40-50 new…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, College Students, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Morgan Gresham; Megan Mize; Sarah Zurhellen – Across the Disciplines, 2023
In this article, we explore how members of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning's (AAEEBL) Digital Ethics Task Force used their third space discursive expertise to conceptualize Principles for Digital Ethics in ePortfolios and argue that the diversity of their roles is directly responsible for the successful…
Descriptors: Ethics, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Writing Instruction
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Hallman Martini, Rebecca – Across the Disciplines, 2022
Drawing on interviews with faculty and administrators across the curriculum, this article argues for a new approach to WAC/WID that I call writing in the professions (WIP). A WIP curriculum emphasizes writing with/for audiences outside the university and in genres that are intended for use beyond the classroom, rather than in simulated genres…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Business Communication, Writing Instruction, Collaborative Writing
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Mecklenburg-Faenger, Amy; Handley, Brandi; Donnelli-Sallee, Emily – Across the Disciplines, 2022
As universities increasingly expand online education offerings, WAC directors are compelled to rethink how to make WAC training more available and accessible to a wider range of teaching personnel. In this article, we describe our unique institutional context as a liberal arts university heavily reliant on online education, and the features that…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, College Faculty, Workshops, Faculty Development
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Miller, Elisabeth L.; Weisse, Kathleen Daly; Hughes, Bradley – Across the Disciplines, 2022
This research study of a WAC learning community focuses on instructors' behind-the-scenes decision making about assignment design. Specifically, we show how instructors use direct personal experience--as students, teachers and scholars--to approach writing assignment design, invoking these experiences to discuss the origin of their assignments and…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Writing Across the Curriculum, Decision Making, Instructional Design
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Paz, Enrique – Across the Disciplines, 2022
This essay explores how students' misconceptions about writing might be transformed into accurate threshold concepts of writing through disciplinary writing experiences. Through an activity analysis of a geology major and students' writing in that program, I demonstrate that these students' conceptions of writing changed through their legitimate…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Geology, Writing Attitudes, Misconceptions
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