Diverse Approaches to Teaching, Learning, and Writing Across the Curriculum: IWAC at 25

  • translingualism, IWAC Proceedings, grassroots, antiracism, history of writing, racism, writing studies, writing in the disciplines, Pedagogy, WAC

Edited by Lesley Erin Bartlett, Sandra L. Tarabochia, Andrea R. Olinger, and Margaret J. Marshall
Copy edited by Don Donahue. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverDeveloped from presentations at the 2018 International Writing Across the Curriculum conference, this collection documents a key moment in the history of WAC, foregrounding connection and diversity as keys to the sustainability of the WAC movement in the face of new and long-standing challenges. Contributors reflect on the history and ongoing evolution of WAC, honoring grassroots efforts while establishing a more unified structure of collaborative leadership and mentorship. The chapters in this collection offer a rich variety of practices, pedagogies, mindsets, and methodologies for readers who are invested in using writing in a wide range of institutional and disciplinary contexts. Boldly engaging such pressing topics as translingualism, anti-racism, emotional labor, and learning analytics, the 18 chapters collected here testify to WAC's durability, persistence, and resilience in an ever-changing educational landscape.

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Front Matter


Foreword. WAC Today: Diversity and Resilience, Mya Poe
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Introduction. On Connection, Diversity, and Resilience in Writing Across the Curriculum, Lesley Erin Bartlett, Sandra L. Tarabochia, Andrea R. Olinger, and Margaret J. Marshall
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Part 1. Sustaining Momentum: Histories and Futures of WAC

Chapter 1. A Personal History of WAC and IWAC Conferences, 1993–2020, Martha A. Townsend
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Chapter 2. The Formation of a Professional Organization for Writing Across the Curriculum, Christopher Basgier, Michelle Cox, , Hather M. Falconer, Jeffrey Galin, Al Harahap, Brian Hendrickson, Dan Melzer, Mike Palmquist, and Stacey Sheriff
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Chapter 3. The Writing Across the Curriculum Graduate Organization: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going, Alisa Russell, Jake Chase, Justin Nicholes, and Allie Sockwell Johnston
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Chapter 4. Learning Analytics in Writing Instruction: Implications for Writing Across the Curriculum, Mike Palmquist
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Part 2. Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines: Diversity and Particularity of Disciplinary Practices and Genres

Chapter 5. Making Connections Between Theory and Practice: Pre-Service Educator Disciplinary Literacy Courses as Secondary WAC Initiation, Christy Goldsmith
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Chapter 6. What If It's All Common Knowledge? Teaching Attribution Practices in an Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom, Malcah Effron
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Chapter 7. Quantification of Disciplinary Discourse: An Approach to Teaching Engineering Résumé Writing, Mary McCall, Gracemarie Fillenwarth, and Catherine G. P. Berdanier
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Chapter 8. Learning to Argue About the Literature: Discourse Choices and Students' Iterative Learning of Literature Reviews in Geography, Misty Anne Winzenried
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Chapter 9. Using Genre to Teach the Publication-Based Thesis, Rachael Cayley
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Part 3. Approaching Difference Together: Creative Collaborations across Units, Disciplines, Languages, and Expertise

Chapter 10. "Something Invisible . . . Has Been Made Visible for Me": An Expertise-Based WAC Seminar Model Grounded in Theory and (Cross) Disciplinary Dialogue, Angela Glotfelter, Ann Updike, and Elizabeth Wardle
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Chapter 11. Attempting to Connect Disciplinary Principles of "Effective Writing" With Students' Prior Writing Experiences in Four Disciplines, James Croft, Phyllis Conn, Joseph Serafin, and Rebecca Wiseheart
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Chapter 12. Embrace the Messiness: Libraries, Writing Centers, and Encouraging Research as Inquiry Across the Curriculum, Jaena Alabi, James C. W. Truman, Bridget Farrell, and Jennifer Price Mahoney
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Chapter 13. English Across the Curriculum Collaborative Projects: A Flexible Community of Practice Model at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jose Lai, Elaine Ng, Laura Man, and Chris Rozendaal
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Chapter 14. Becoming Transfronterizo Collaborators: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Developing Translingual Pedagogies in WAC/WID, Marcela Hebbard and Yanina Hernández
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Part 4. Attending to the Human Element: Anti-Racism, Emotional Labor, and Personal Connection in the Teaching of Writing

Chapter 15. Letters on Moving from Ally to Accomplice: Anti-Racism and the Teaching of Writing, Neisha-Anne S. Green and Frankie Condon
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Chapter 16. Sustained Communities for Sustained Learning: Connecting Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy to WAC Learning Outcomes, Jamila M. Kareem
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Chapter 17. Emotional Labor, Mentoring, and Equity for Doctoral Student and Faculty Writers, Shannon Madden and Sandra L. Tarabochia
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Chapter 18. Meaningful Writing and Personal Connection: Exploring Student and Faculty Perspectives, Michele Eodice, Anne Ellen Geller, and Neal Lerner
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About the Editors

Lesley Erin Bartlett is Assistant Professor of English at Iowa State University. Her scholarship and teaching focus on composition theories and pedagogies, feminist rhetorics, and rhetorical performance. Her work has appeared in English Leadership Quarterly (ELQ), Feminist Teacher, International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP), Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL), Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP), and Teaching/Writing: the Journal of Writing Teacher Education.

Sandra L. Tarabochia is Associate Professor English at the University of Oklahoma. Her scholarship lives at the intersection of writing, teaching and learning. She published her first book, Reframing the Relational: A Pedagogical Ethic for Cross-Curricular Literacy Work, in 2017 as part of NCTE's Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series. Her scholarship has appeared in WPA: Writing Program Administration, Across the Disciplines, WAC Journal, Composition Forum, and Writing & Pedagogy. Her current research blends social science and humanities methods of interpretation and representation to investigate faculty writers' “trajectories of becoming.”

Andrea R. Olinger is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Composition at the University of Louisville. Her scholarship has advanced a sociocultural approach to the study of disciplinary writing styles, explored the role of the body in writers' talk and interaction about or during writing, and investigated a range of methods for teaching writing and language. She has published articles in Research in the Teaching of English, Rhetoric Review, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Writing & Pedagogy, Linguistics and Education, and The Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie and a book chapter in Retheorizing Literacy Practices: Complex Social and Cultural Contexts.

Margaret J. Marshall served as the inaugural Director of University Writing at Auburn Writing from 2010-2019. In that position she worked with a growing team of writing professionals to help faculty integrate writing in all undergraduate majors, provide direct support to students through a peer writing center and stand-alone workshops, propose and implement Auburn's QEP focused on integrating ePortfolios, and develop programs and events that enhanced the culture of writing at Auburn. Previously she was the Director of First-Year Composition at the University of Miami, Director of the Writing Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and Associate Director of the Reinvention Center. She taught reading and writing at West Texas State, taught English for International Students at West Texas State and the University of Colorado, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya from 1976 to 1978. Marshall is the author of Contesting Cultural Rhetorics: Public Discourse and Education, 1890--‐ 1900, Response to Reform: Composition and the Professionalization of Teaching, and Composing Inquiry: Methods and Readings for Investigation and Writing as well as numerous articles and chapters in edited collections. Marshall and her team hosted the 2018 IWAC conference and originated the idea of a publication coming out the conference.

Publication Information: Bartlett, Lesley Erin, Sandra L. Tarabochia, Andrea R. Olinger, & Margaret J. Marshall (Eds.). (2020). Diverse Approaches to Teaching, Learning, and Writing Across the Curriculum: IWAC at 25. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado. https://doi.org/10.37514/PER-B.2020.0360

Web Publication Date: March 25, 2020.
Print Publication Date: August 2020.

ISBN: 978-1-64215-036-0 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-037-7 (ePub) | 978-1-64642-023-0 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2020.0360

Contact Information:
Lesley Erin Bartlett: lesleyb@iastate.edu
Sandra L. Tarabochia: sltarabochia@ou.edu
Andrea R. Olinger: andrea.olinger@louisville.edu
Margaret J. Marshall: mjm0030@auburn.edu

Perspectives on Writing

Series Editors: Rich Rice, Texas Tech University; Heather MacNeill Falconer, Curry College; and J. Michael Rifenburg, University of North Georgia

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