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Some Updates from the Clearinghouse

Prompt releases its latest issue. Volume 8, issue 1 is now available. View articles by Tolonda Henderson, Adrian Villalta-Cerdas, Carolyne M. King, Natalia Andrievskikh, Chadene Z. Tremaglio, and Michelle L. Kraczkowski. 

WLN is now available. All 48 volumes of WLN (A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship) are now available in open-access format and searchable from the journal's homepage as well as the "Past Issues" page at https://wac.colostate.edu/wln/archive/.  Please note that all issues prior to volume 40 open the complete issue in PDF format, while those beginning with volume 40 open the issue's table of contents. In addition, all articles in issues beginning with volume 40 have registered DOIs.

New Associate Editors Announced. Four new associate editors have been selected for two Clearinghouse book series. Kathryn M. Northcut, Professor of English and Technical Communication at Missouri University of Science & Technology, has joined the Across the Disciplines book series. Three new associate editors—Jonathan M. Marine, a graduate lecturer at George Mason University; Johanna Phelps, Associate Professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver; and Qingyang Sun, Assistant Professor of Applied Linghuistics at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University—have joined the Perspectives on Writing series. Their appointments emerged from a highly competitive international search. We are delighted to welcome them to the Clearinghouse team.

ALRA issues a new cfp. Although tenured and tenure track faculty once made up 70 percent of academic workers, recent reports from the American Federation of Teachers (2020, 2022) now estimate that 75 percent of academic workers are non-tenure track, with 47 percent holding part-time positions. These contingent workers labor in poor working conditions that include “subsistence wages; lack of benefits, retirement funds, and vacation time; no influence over conditions of work or structures of advancement; and constant anxiety over the possibility of arbitrary termination” (Kezar et al., 2019, p. 36-37). Click here for the full cfp. Proposals due February 2, 2024.

TextGenEd shares sixteen new assignments. A little over four months after the publication of TextGenEd: Teaching with Text Generation Technologies, we're thrilled to highlight another 16 open-access assignments that enable teachers to integrate text generation technologies into their courses and respond to this crucial moment. Here, we publish the first of our planned semi-annual addendums: Continuing Experiments is a sustained response to the constant change that is built into teaching writing with text generation technologies. We hope these assignments provide inspiration for adaptation in your own classrooms during the coming semester and beyond. You can explore all of the January 2024 experiments here.

Across the Disciplines Releases a Special Issue on ePortfolios Across the Disciplines. The new issue, guest edited by Christopher Basgier, Helen L. Chen, & Amy Cicchino, contains work by more than two dozen author. View the special issue.  

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Welcome to the WAC Clearinghouse. We are an open-access publishing collaborative that draws on the contributions of more than 180 scholars from six continents. Our members serve in editorial roles ranging from journal and book series editors and editorial staff members to peer-reviewers and editorial board members. We publish articles and books of interest to both the writing-across-the-curriculum community and the larger writing studies community. We support research on the use of writing to support learning and teaching. And we provide a wide range of web-based resources for instructors who wish to use writing in their courses. You can access our publications, use the CompPile database, and access resources through the following links.

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Resources: View the WAC Repository for peer-reviewed and crowd-sourced resources that support the use of writing in courses across the disciplines.
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