Dickie Selfe, Research Editor
Home Page: http://www.hu.mtu.edu/~rselfe/
Welcome to Academic.Writing. One of the important goals we're pursuing is providing an archive for previously published (print) research and ongoing unpublished research that WAC, CAC, or ECAC scholars will find useful. Currently our site includes only one lonely, though useful, link to CAC research provided by the hard working Mike Palmquist and his colleagues at Colorado State University. You'll find these materials in our Research Archives.We are fortunate, however, to launch our first Program Research Report in our inaugural volume of Academic.Writing. You'll find Linda Anstendig's and Eugene Richie's report in Building Virtual Bridges: An Analysis of Pace University's Writing and Technology Assistants Program. On a regular basis, we'll continue to publish Program Research Reports about work being conducted at individual institutions. These informal surveys of work will provide useful institutional contexts for WAC, CAC, ECAC programs as well as a review of the often disparate research goals of a number of faculty at an individual institution. We would love to get in-process summaries of research/project/speculative work that is soon to be published and contact information for the principle investigators. Ultimately with this column, we'd like to encourage cross-institutional research and project development. It's a chance to put institutional efforts in the lime light! So ...
. . . send Dickie Selfe <firstname.lastname@example.org> a note if you or someone at your institution might be interested in contributing a report to the Academic.Writing CAC research site.
The Program Research Reports are a good beginning. But we KNOW that many others are conducting formal and informal studies important to our Academic.Writing constituencies. If you've conducted research that you think would be relevant to the CAC Community, please let us know.
We're also interested in other ideas that will help 'grow' the research archives at Academic.Writing. One particularly attractive idea is providing access to seminal/germinal articles and books that ought to be republished. At Academic.Writing, we'd like to go a step beyond bibliographies and annotated bibliographies. We'd like to provide direct access to work that is central to the spread of across-the-curricular communication. We are particularly interested in out-of-print or limited run works that are still relevant to our academic interests. So ...
. . . send suggestions for republishable material, as well as any contact information for the authors or publishers of that material, to Dickie Selfe at email@example.com.
In the long run, these research archives can provide a tremendous service to the CAC community. We hope you'll consider contributing your work and we look forward to hearing from you.
Publication Information: Selfe, Dickie. (2000). CAC Research: Editor's Comments. Academic.Writing. http://wac.colostate.edu/aw/research/comments1.htm
Publication Date: March 26, 2000