The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development by Chris M. AnsonThe WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development by Chris M. Anson

The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development

EditorChris M. Anson

Paperback | December 15, 2001

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The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development is an invaluable resource for instructors in any discipline who want to incorporate writing effectively into their courses and curriculums. Editor Chris M. Anson brings together forty-five actual or highly realisticscenarios that anticipate the range of situations instructors typically confront in writing across the curriculum programs. The cases are deliberately open-ended; they pose complex and engaging questions that encourage readers to become more reflective about their teaching. Each scene ends withprovocative discussion questions and suggestions for further reading. The book covers such key topics as writing to learn; designing effective writing assignments; responding to and evaluating student writing; coaching writing; writing and new technologies; apprenticeship and the role of graduatestudents; and program development. Also addressed is the issue of working across disciplines with faculty who may share different views of writing and how it is best taught or learned. A list of Web-based resources is included in an appendix. Ideal for instructors involved in workshops, seminars,and other faculty-development efforts, The WAC Casebook is also an excellent text for graduate students in composition and rhetoric programs or in teacher-education programs.
Chris M. Anson is at North Carolina State University.
Title:The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.71 inPublished:December 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195127757

ISBN - 13:9780195127751


Table of Contents

Barbara Walvoord: ForewordChris M. Anson: Introduction: Reflection, Faculty Development, and Writing Across the Curriculum: The Power of ScenePART ONE. Writing to Learn: Scenes of Intellectual Growth1. Toby Fulwiler: The Misbegotten Journal of Dennis Wong2. Patricia Connor-Greene, Hayley Shilling, and Art Young: Writing for Empathy3. Chris M. Anson: Writing Intensity4. Hephzibah Roskelly: WAC Meets WMS: Not Love at First Sight5. Monica Stitt-Bergh, Thomas Hilgers, and Joan Perkins: What's Appropriate?PART TWO. Effective Assignments: Scenes of the Craft6. David A. Jolliffe: Great Assignment, but Nobody's Happy7. Chris M. Anson: Trudy Does Comics8. Christine Farris: Who Has the Power?9. Joan Mullin: Pieces Missing: Assignments and Expectations10. Julie M. Zeleznik, Rebecca E. Burnett, Thomas Polito, David Roberts, and John Shafer: Managing Disciplinary Difference11. Wendy Bishop: In the Writing-Intensive Univers(ity)12. Steven Youra: Spreading the Words: Collaborative Writing in "Killer Lab"PART THREE. Reading Student Work: Scenes of Response and Evaluation13. Kathleen Blake Yancey: Making Learning Visible: What You Can't See Can Change Response14. Joan Graham: Two Papers, Two Views15. Chris M. Anson: The Jonas Incident16. Sandra Jamieson: Esmeralda's Math Class17. William Condon: The Finger on the Pulse: Who Teaches Writing?18. Deanna P. Dannels: It's All AcademicPART FOUR. Coaching Writing: Scenes of Ideology and Interaction19. Thomas Hilgers, Joan Perkins, and Monica Stitt-Bergh: Rewriting the Culture of Engineering20. Sharon Quiroz: Who's "Infantalizing?"21. Chris M. Anson: Shobhna's Pronouncements22. Carol Rutz: It's Not Working23. Joan Perkins, Monica Stitt-Bergh, and Thomas Hilgers: Requiring Revision, Juggling the Work Load24. Rebecca Moore Howard: "You Have No Right"PART FIVE. Cybertext: Scenes of Writing and New Technologies25. Dona J. Hickey and Donna Reiss: Through the Back Door into Cyberspace26. Dickie Selfe: Connecting Students with Professionals27. Chris M. Anson and Ian G. Anson: Sondra Gets Hyper28. David A. Jolliffe: Lost in the MOO29. Stephen B. Wiley: Anonymity, Botulism, and Counterfeit RussiansPART SIX. Fences and Neighbors: Scenes of Cross-disciplinary Work and Faculty Collaboration30. Richard Haswell: Whatever Things Are True: A Scenario in Four Acts31. Keith Hjortshoj: Is This Writing?32. Sharon Hamilton: Showdown at Midwestern U: The First-Year Composition War between English and Economics33. Jeffrey Jablonski and Irwin Weiser: Raising the Gates of Chem. 10134. Tom Fox: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Very Bad WritingPART SEVEN. Seeds of Change: Scenes of Apprenticeship and the Role of Graduate Students35. Patricia C. Harms and David R. Russell: The Blind Men and the Elephant Called Writing36. Michael C. Flanigan: Greta's Cacophony37. Chris M. Anson: Mistakes in Social Psychology38. Martha A. Townsend: To Teach or Not to Teach39. Julie M. Zeleznik, Rebecca Burnett, Thomas Polito, David Roberts, and John Schafer: Ranks, Roles, and Responsibilities: Crossing the Fine Lines in Cross-Disciplinary MentorshipPART EIGHT. Tending the Garden: Scenes of Program Development40. Chris Thaiss: Been There, Done That: A Problem in WAC Funding41. Carol Rutz: A Chemistry Experiment in Writing42. Chris M. Anson: Thoughts from the Rank and File43. Carol Peterson Haviland and Edward M. White: "We Hate You!" WAC as a Professional Threat44. Dennis Baron: Forget Everything You Learned About Writing45. Nancy S. Shapiro: Learning About Learning CommunitiesShaun P. Slattery, Jr.: Appendix: Best Online Resources for Writing Across the CurriculumAbout the Scenemakers