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Welcome to the WAC Bibliography. The bibliography, developed and presented in collaboration with CompPile, was developed to support teachers across the disciplines who are interested in using writing and speaking in their courses; scholars who are interested in WAC theory and research; and program administrators, designers, and developers who have interests in the latest work in faculty outreach, program design, and assessment.

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Writing Fellows Programs

Halasz, Judith; Maria Brincker with the help of Deborah Gambs; Denise Geraci; Andrea Queeley; Sophie Solovyova. (2006). Making it your own: Writing fellows re-evaluate faculty 'resistance'. [Link]. Across the Disciplines 03.
Drawing on research and experience as doctoral Writing Fellows in the Borough of Manhattan Community College WAC Program, the authors explore faculty resistance through the lens of institutional, disciplinary, departmental, and personal constraints. The authors suggest that, if we listen and respond to faculty concerns, they become means to facilitate faculty engagement with and ownership of WAC. (Published August 24, 2006) [WAC Clearinghouse]
Keywords: WAC, WID, fellows, data, resistance
Henry, Jim; Holly Huff Bruland; Jennifer Sano-Franchini. (2011). Course-embedded mentoring for first-year students: Melding academic subject support with role modeling, psycho-social support, and goal setting. full text. International Journal for the Scholarship on Teaching and Learning 05.2, 1-22.
This article examines a mentoring initiative that embedded advanced students in first-year composition courses to mentor students to excel to the best of their abilities. Mentors attended all classes along with students and conducted many out-of-class individual conferences, documenting each of them using program-implemented work logs. Four hundred four first-year students provided end-of-term anonymous feedback on standardized forms, which were transcribed, digitized, and tabulated for analysis. Analysis showed that the mentoring was effective in providing the four constructs key to mentoring as identified by Nora and Crisp (2008): psychological/emotional support; support for setting goals and choosing a career path; academic subject knowledge support aimed at advancing a student's knowledge relevant to his or her chosen field; specification of a role model.
Keywords: WAC, mentoring, FYC, interdisciplinary, tutoring role-model, ancillary, curriculum, teaching fellows, data, tutoring, support, social
Reglin, Jill. (2011). Writing Fellows Bibliography. [View or Download].
Drawing on bibliographies compiled by John Lauckner and Brad Hughes and Emily Hall and expanded by Jill Reglin, this list includes the most recent articles (as of May 2011) on writing fellows programs and writing centers with robust writing fellows programs.
Keywords: writing fellows, writing fellow, WAC, WiD, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, writing-to-learn, interdisciplinary, cross-campus, campus wide
Soven, Margot. (1991). Writing Fellows Program: Peer tutors in the WAC class. Composition Chronicle Newsletter 04.8, 9-10.
Keywords: WAC, peer-tutor, Writing Fellows Program, teaching fellow, tutoring
WAC Clearinghouse. ([ongoing]). WAC Clearinghouse. WAC Clearinghouse.
Keywords: WAC, WiD, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, writing-to-learn, writing fellows, interdisciplinary, cross-campus, campus wide, write-to-learn, writing to learn, write to learn