Volume 17, 2020

Across the Disciplines, a refereed journal devoted to language, learning, and academic writing, publishes articles relevant to writing and writing pedagogy in all their intellectual, political, social, and technological complexity. Across the Disciplines shares the mission of the WAC Clearinghouse in making information about writing and writing instruction freely available to members of the CAC, WAC, and ECAC communities.

Table of Contents for Volume 17, January through December 2020

Issue 1/2

We are excited to publish this issue of Across the Disciplines and are confident you will find the four articles significant, both for the conceptual work they undertake and for the practical applications they make available to those of us involved in WAC/WID work. Three articles involve explicit theorization: Cameron Bushnell (2020) theorizes an anti-racist project for WAC; Chris Basgier and Amber Simpson (2020) explore possible threshold concepts for the teaching of writing; and Crystal Fodrey and Meg Mikovits (2020) articulate a theory of multimodal WAC faculty development. Two contributions invite readers to think about the challenges of writing transfer from composition to writing in the disciplines, a significant area of interest in our field: Erin Zimmerman (2020) examines differences in the ways composition textbooks and science textbooks treat visual communication; Fodrey and Mikovits invite thinking about transfer between First Year Writing Seminars and writing enriched courses in the disciplines, with a focus on multimodal compositions. Given that so much of WAC/WID work involves faculty development, it comes as no surprise that all four articles in this issue offer insights that might be productively applied in workshops.

Introduction to Volume 17, Issue 1/2
Michael J. Cripps
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2020.17.1-2.01

Featured Articles:

Reflecting on the Past, Reconstructing the Future: Faculty Members’ Threshold Concepts for Teaching Writing in the Disciplines
Christopher Basgier and Amber Simpson
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2020.17.1-2.02

Designing a Racial Project for WAC: International Teaching Assistants and Translational Consciousness
Cameron Bushnell
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2020.17.1-2.03

Theorizing WAC Faculty Development in Multimodal Project Design
Crystal Fodrey and Meg Mikovits
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2020.17.1-2.04

Locating Visual Communication across Disciplines: How Visual Instruction in Composition Textbooks differs from that in Science-writing Textbooks
Erin Zimmerman
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2020.17.1-2.05