Guest editors: Brad Hughes and Emily B. Hall, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Well-designed Writing Fellows programs—curriculum-based peer tutoring programs, in which undergraduate peer mentors are assigned to work collaboratively with students and faculty in specific writing-intensive courses across the curriculum—can become integral parts of WAC programs in ways that benefit student-writers, faculty, and fellows themselves. Because they embed collaborative learning and contemporary composition pedagogy within courses across the curriculum, Writing Fellows programs also, however, pose various theoretical, pedagogical, and administrative challenges, and they reveal complex intersections of writing, peer collaboration, disciplinary knowledge, and institutional and curricular politics. This special issue of ATD will explore new ways to understand Writing Fellows programs and the connections between them and WAC.
We invite proposals for articles that explore questions such as the following, as well as others related to the topic of Writing Fellows and WAC/WID.
We're eager to read innovative work that critically explores the foundations, implications and influence of Writing Fellows across the disciplines - work that is theoretically informed, that offers original research data, and that builds on the conversation of recent WAC, writing center, and Writing Fellows literature. We welcome inquiries about this issue and about ideas for proposals.
Deadline for Proposals: September 1, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: by November 2006
Manuscripts Due: June 1, 2007
Publication: Fall 2007
Proposal Format: Please submit a one-page proposal explaining your topic, the research and theoretical base on which you will draw, and your plans for the structure of your article. Proposals and manuscripts should follow APA documentation style, which is the standard for Across the Disciplines. Send your proposal electronically (in MS Word format) to both guest editors (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) and Michael Pemberton (firstname.lastname@example.org), the editor of ATD.