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Cripps, Michael J.; Hall, Jonathan; Robinson, Heather M. – Across the Disciplines, 2016
The teaching assistantship is a venerable model for funding graduate studies, staffing undergraduate courses, and providing pedagogical support for emerging college and university instructors. In this article, we present a variation of this model of graduate student support: the WAC Fellowship at the City University of New York. Using survey data…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Professional Development
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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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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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Yood, Jessica – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Jessica Yood argues that Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiatives can help us better understand how the academy can act in the information age. Drawing on her observations of a newly emerging WAC program, she offers "an alternative approach to the traditional lens we use to look at disciplines or culture" and suggests that we…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Knowledge Economy, Systems Approach, Writing (Composition)
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Jay, Karla – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Though Pace University's Civic Center campus is just two blocks from where the Twin Towers stood, they have never thought of themselves as the epicenter of anything. They are usually a footnote to New York University or Columbia. To read the media after September 11, 2001, one might have thought that New York University was the closest school to…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Coping, College Instruction, United States History