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Special Issue

WAC/WID Program Administration at Rural, Regional, and Satellite Campuses

Guest editors: Heidi Harris, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Jessie Blackburn, Appalachian State University

Rural, regional, and/or satellite college and university campuses face shrinking budgets alongside increasing demands to educate and prepare students for twenty-first century technologies and workplaces. Scholarship focused on the work of rural WAC/WID programs in the twenty-first century is especially important in light of the Obama administration's recent appropriation of $182 million in federal stimulus money to expand high-speed Internet networks in underprivileged rural communities in Appalachia, New England, Alaska, Arizona, and other remote areas of the country that are often considered at risk as a result of the "digital divide" or "participation gap." This special issue focuses on the role of the WPA or other faculty members charged with professional development in modernizing/digitizing the composition faculty and instructors in writing-intensive and writing across the curriculum programs at rural institutions, and this issue explores the timely opportunity to address the gap in research and scholarship on the rural WPA in the twenty-first century.

Contents

Introduction to the Special Issue on WAC/WID at Rural, Regional, and Satellite Campuses
Heidi Harris and Jessie Blackburn

Economies of Place and Power: Lessons from One Regional University's Writing-Intensive Initiative
Polina Chemishanova and Cynthia Miecznikowski

WAC/WID Campus Concerns: "Growing Pains" or Perspectives From a Small Branch Campus
Andrea Davis and Vanessa Cozza

Confronting the Challenges of Blended Graduate Education with a WEC Project
Heather Bastian and Sally Fauchald

Notes from the Margins: WAC/WID and the Institutional Politics of Place(ment)
Paul G. Cook


Publication Date: July 21, 2014