Thanks to Deborah Bosley, Linda Driskill, Sharon Quiroz, Georg Eichhoff, and Jonathan Monroe for ideas and information.
WAC Goes West
Rice University, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston Downtown, and New Mexico State University invite WAC folks to downtown Houston, Texas, March 7-9, 2002 for the sixth national Writing Across the Curriculum Conference.
WAC in the Wild
For the past twenty years, the University Writing Programs at UNC-Charlotte has sponsored a WAC/WID writing retreat at Wildacres in the mountains of North Carolina. In 2001, more than 90 people attended from 15 universities throughout the United States for three and a half days of workshops, discussions, and intense relaxation. Addressing the theme "Assessing Writing: From the Inside Out" were keynote speaker Marty Townsend and workshop leaders including David Russell, Steven Youra, and Meg Morgan. Past speakers have included Rebecca Burnett and Chris Anson.
The theme for Monday, May 13 to Thursday, May 16, 2002, is ELearning: The Place of Writing in New Learning Environments, covering topics such as:
Cost generally runs about $275 including lodging, meals, and registration. For more information, contact Deborah S. Bosley, Director of University Writing Programs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 704-687-3502.
"Wildacres is situated on 1400 acres at an elevation of 3,300 feet atop a mountain called Pompey's Knob, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, halfway between Asheville and Blowing Rock. Points of interest in the area include the North Carolina Mineral Museum, Mineral and Gem Mines, Scenic Overlooks, Crabtree and Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain, two 18-hole golf courses and tennis neaby, and Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rockies," writes Bosley.
Past participants describe what was helpful about the retreat:
Wildacres has two lodges, a dining hall building, a library and auditorium, a mineral and lapidary workshop and a pottery studio. All buildings are heated. Meals are served family style. All sleeping rooms have private baths and have either two twin beds or one double and one twin bed. There is a spacious lobby and several large and small meeting rooms. When weather permits, the patio can also be used for assemblies. Wildacres is about 3 miles from the Little Switzerland post office. Nearest towns are Spruce Pine and Marion, NC. Access is available from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Gooch Gap, located between mileposts 336 and 337. Distance from Charlotte is about 112 miles.
WAC and Computers and Writing will interface in Normal, Illinois, May 16-19, 2002, at Computers and Writing 2002, where the theme is Teaching and Learning in Virtual Spaces. Among issues of interest to WAC are computer communication in distance education, visual and verbal communication, assessment of electronic documents, accessibility, and technologies for writing and writing instruction. If you can't go in person, you can attend online at the companion conference, Computers and Writing Online.
WAC for the New Millenium
WAC for the New Millennium: Strategies for Continuing Writing-Across-the-Curriculum
From the NCTE
Books Website: The writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) movement,
now more than 25 years old, has remained a stable part of the educational
landscape, outlasting other educational innovations by adapting
to new educational initiatives. This collection of essays describes
how WAC programs have adapted and continue to adapt to meet new
challenges. Respected WAC advocates and coeditors Susan McLeod,
Eric Miraglia, Margot Soven, and Christopher Thaiss, along with
other leading WAC educators including William Condon, David A. Jolliffe,
Victor Villanueva, and David R. Russell, explain strategies for
continuing WAC programs in an atmosphere of change; explore new
avenues of collaboration, such as service learning and the linked-course
curricula of learning communities, and predict areas into which
WAC programs need to move; and suggest new directions for research
on writing across the curriculum. With a foreword by Elaine P. Maimon,
this book celebrates WACs achievements by highlighting the
promise of its future.
Language and Learning Across the Disciplines Special Issues: Calls and Announcements
You'll always be up-to-date on WAC theory with the journal Language and Learning Across the Disciplines (LLAD), edited by Sharon Quiroz and Michael Pemberton. LLAD "publishes articles dealing with issues in learning theory, discourse analysis, participation in disciplinary discourse, and the social, intellectual and political locations of WAC programs." Submission and subscription information and selected back issues are on the Web.
Electronic Publishing Multi-Journal issue on Electronic Publishing is a forthcoming collaborative online publication of Academic.Writing, CCC online, Enculturation, Kairos, and The Writing Instructor.
Publication Information: Reiss, Donna. (2001). Making Connections: December 2001. Academic.Writing. http://wac.colostate.edu/aw/connections/connections4.htm
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