After twenty years at Tidewater Community College, I have a sabbatical year, which Im spending in Clemson, South Carolina. Of course, location is less important than bandwidth when your research focuses on computer-enhanced and Web-based instruction, but this location is lovely. Ive traded the the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, and East Coast Surfing Championships for the foothills of the Smokies and Tigermania. Unanticipated but fortunate for me, part of the excitement at Clemson University this year is WAC.
No longer hot off the presses (in fact, its slated for removal from newstands on November 19, 2000) but still hot news for WAC and CAC people everywhere: The annual college guide called The Best College for You, a publication of TIME/The Princeton Review, identified four schools as "College of the Year" based on their exemplary WAC programs. A brief overview of the impact of this recognition on the four colleges appears here. More about these colleges and their specific programs will appear in the spring issue of Academic.Writing as part of a new database in the WAC Clearinghouse, WAC Program Descriptions. Initiating this database now are three programs described by their directors: the McCallie School, Prince Georges Community College, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Two forthcoming conferences make CAC Connections: Computers and Writing, 2001: A Cyber Odyssey, May 17-20, 2001, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, will once again offer an ECAC strand [select Overview -->Strands] to feature presentations that emphasize electronic communication across the curriculum. As long as you're in Indiana, hang out for a while and attend the WAC Conference, Writing, Teaching, and Learning in New Contexts, in Bloomington, May 31-June 2, 2001, hosted by Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, and Purdue University.
Publication Information: Reiss, Donna. (2000). Making Connections: November 2000. Academic.Writing. http://wac.colostate.edu/aw/connections/connections2.htm
Publication Date: November 8, 2000