Through the development of area-specific writing plans, the Writing Program seeks to support faculty in three AOCs per 2-year cycle.
Through the development of area-specific writing plans, the Writing Program seeks to support faculty in three AOCs per 2-year cycle as they collaboratively:
In the creation phase of the pilot, AOC-unit faculty members work collaboratively with each other and with the Director of Writing to create a customized Undergraduate Writing Plan.
During this phase, faculty may appoint and choose to compensate one person to help coordinate all WEC activity and draft Undergraduate Writing Plans. Three online surveys — a student survey, a faculty/instructor survey, and a professional affiliate survey — are administered by the DOW in order to gather impressions of discipline-specific writing and writing instruction.
Faculty within the AOC collect student writing samples. Faculty and the DOW participate in a series of four hourlong faculty meetings. Faculty submit their completed Plans to the Writing Advisory Committee, an all-faculty board charged with approving Writing Plans.
In the second phase, approved Writing Plans are implemented for two semesters. Because Plans are unique to the AOCs creating them, implementation efforts vary.
Examples at other colleges have included:
As Implementation efforts are determined by the faculty within the AOC, we expect these efforts may look somewhat different at New College than at other colleges.
In the third phase of an AOCs engagement with the pilot, AOC unit faculty members revisit and assess their Writing Plan and its implementation.
Revisions and adjustments resulting from this assessment are then made to the Writing Plan, which the faculty resubmits to the Writing Advisory Committee. Approved Plans move back into implementation phase.
Assessing the Writing Plans:
Ongoing assessment activity of the pilot will be conducted by the Writing Program in conjunction with the Writing Advisory Committee with three primary purposes:
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The current drafts from our first, and ongoing, writing plans cycle! — coming soon!