The WPA Outcomes Statement A Decade Later

The WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later examines the ways that the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition has informed curricula, generated programmatic, institutional, and ...

Author: Nicholas N. Behm

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602352988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later examines the ways that the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition has informed curricula, generated programmatic, institutional, and disciplinary change, and affected a disciplinary understanding of best practices in first-year composition.

Writing at the State U

FIRST-YEAR COMPOSITION OUTCOMES With the rise of interest in assessment
both within and outside the discipline, questions about colleges' and universities'
... 2005) and The WPA Outcomes Statement: A Decade Later (Behm et al.

Author: Emily Isaacs

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607326397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Writing at the State U presents a comprehensive, empirical examination of writing programs at 106 universities. Rather than using open survey calls and self-reporting, Emily Isaacs uses statistical analysis to show the extent to which established principles of writing instruction and administration have been implemented at state comprehensive universities, the ways in which writing at those institutions has differed from writing at other institutions over time, and how state institutions have responded to major scholarly debates concerning first-year composition and writing program administration. Isaacs’s findings are surprising: state university writing programs give lip service to important principles of writing research, but many still emphasize grammar instruction and a skills-based approach, classes continue to be outsized, faculty development is optional, and orientation toward basic writing is generally remedial. As such, she considers where a closer match between writing research and writing instruction might help to expose and remedy these difficulties and identifies strategies and areas where faculty or writing program administrators are empowered to enact change. Unique in its wide scope and methodology, Writing at the State U sheds much-needed light on the true state of the writing discipline at state universities and demonstrates the advantages of more frequent and rigorous quantitative studies of the field.

Reformers Teachers Writers

2005) and The WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later (Behm et al. 2013b).
Overall, with barely any dissent,5 the WPA-OS has dominated professional and
local conversations when it comes to the long-vexing question of what firstyear ...

Author: Neal Lerner

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607328810

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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In Reformers, Teachers, Writers, Neal Lerner explores the distinction between curriculum and pedagogy in writing studies—and the ways in which failing to attend to that distinction results in the failure of educational reform. Lerner’s mixed-methods approach—quantitative, qualitative, textual, historical, narrative, and theoretical—reflects the importance and effects of curriculum in a wide variety of settings, whether in writing centers, writing classrooms, or students’ out-of-school lives, as well as the many methodological approaches available to understand curriculum in writing studies. The richness of this approach allows for multiple considerations of the distinction and relationship between pedagogy and curriculum. Chapters are grouped into three parts: disciplinary inquiries, experiential inquiries, and empirical inquiries, exploring the presence and effect of curriculum and its relationship to pedagogy in multiple sites, both historical and contemporary, and for multiple stakeholders. Reformers, Teachers, Writers calls out writing studies’ inattention to curriculum, which hampers efforts to enact meaningful reform and to have an impact on larger conversations about education and writing. The book will be invaluable to scholars, teachers, and administrators interested in rhetoric and composition, writing studies, and education.

Very Like a Whale

The Outcomes Statement was then published in WPA: Writing Program
Administration (Outcomes Group 1999) and ... in that book, and its continuing
influence remains apparent in The WPA Outcomes Statement: A Decade Later (
Behm et al.

Author: Edward M. White

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457193514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Written for those who design, redesign, and assess writing programs, Very Like a Whale is an intensive discussion of writing program assessment issues. Taking its title from Hamlet, the book explores the multifaceted forces that shape writing programs and the central role these programs can and should play in defining college education. Given the new era of assessment in higher education, writing programs must provide valid evidence that they are serving students, instructors, administrators, alumni, accreditors, and policymakers. This book introduces new conceptualizations associated with assessment, making them clear and available to those in the profession of rhetoric and composition/writing studies. It also offers strategies that aid in gathering information about the relative success of a writing program in achieving its identified goals. Philosophically and historically aligned with quantitative approaches, White, Elliot, and Peckham use case study and best-practice scholarship to demonstrate the applicability of their innovative approach, termed Design for Assessment (DFA). Well grounded in assessment theory, Very Like a Whale will be of practical use to new and seasoned writing program administrators alike, as well as to any educator involved with the accreditation process.

The Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing

Illustrates the widespread applications of the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing, especially the eight habits of mind, in helping students to be successful not only in postsecondary writing courses but also in four arenas of ...

Author: Nicholas N. Behm

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602359321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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Illustrates the widespread applications of the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing, especially the eight habits of mind, in helping students to be successful not only in postsecondary writing courses but also in four arenas of life: academic, professional, civic, and personal.

Improving Outcomes

Public Law 89-329, www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-79/pdf/STA TUTE-79-
Pg1219.pdf. Accessed 4 Dec. 2019. Holiday, Judy. “Competing Discourses within
the 'WPA Outcomes Statement.'” The “WPA Outcomes Statement”—A Decade
Later ...

Author: Diane Kelly-Riley

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603295147

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Students thrive when they are exposed to a variety of disciplinary genres, and their lives--and our institutions--are enriched by improving their writing outcomes. Taking account of evolving research, writing in the disciplines, and demographic and institutional shifts in higher education, this volume imagines new ways to improve writing outcomes by broadening the focus of assessment to wider issues of humanity and society. The essays--by contributors from diverse fields, from writing studies to nursing, engineering, and architecture--demonstrate innovative classroom practices and curricular design that place fairness and the situatedness of language at the center of writing instruction. Contributors reflect on a wide range of examples, from a disability-as-insight model to reckoning with postcolonial legacies, and the essays consider a variety of institutions, classrooms, and types of assessment, including culturally responsive assessment and peer feedback in digital environments.

Arts Magazine

If Guston , then , creates shapes with the power to exist on a different and
seemingly shifting plane , it is interesting to recall that De ... act of making an
abstract image will lead to a fixed and static statement . ... He probably saw the
Museum of Modern Art's " Fantastic Art , Dada and Surrealism ” exhibition in 1936
when he was staying with Pollock for the WPA projects . ... Whatever the case ,
the painting will never tell the outcome , for Painter represents Guston's pause in
an ongoing ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015017543714

Category: Art

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Choice

... 10 interviews from the famous WPA Indian - Pioneer History of Oklahoma , 6
interviews conducted in 1968 and 1995 , 31 ... examining the outcome when
professional authority , good intentions , and modern medicine combine to create
public policy that is ... when physicians advocated sterilization in order to prevent
crime ; the first decades of the 20th century , when cultural critics ... as a solution
to , at first , violent criminal behavior and later , social behavior categorized as
deviant .

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ISBN: UOM:39015079680503

Category: Academic libraries

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Michigan Education Journal

Home economics or domestic science as it was then called first appeared in
Michigan grade and high schools about ' 1900 . ... These yearly appropriations
increased in the next two decades so that in 1939 the State ' s part amounted to $
221 , 000 ... The natural outcome of this increase has been a rapid development
of vocational educational facilities in the public ... by the creation , among other
agencies , of the NYA and the CCC and through the adult education projects of
the WPA .

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ISBN: UOM:39015080200606

Category: Education

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Includes section: Moderaor-topics.

The Commercial and Financial Chronicle

We then find ' the present value of 111.035559 figuring true discount for semi -
annual periods ( divide the value by 1 plus the ... grant would come from total
funds of $ 42,000,000 which the WPA has allocated for flood relief throughout the
nation . ... A news dispatch from Albany on March 24 had the following to say
regarding the outcome of the survey made during the ... indebtedness of past
years , there is no genuine basis for hope of decreased taxation in the
approaching decade .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000089787711

Category: Banks and banking

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The Library Journal Book Review

It would be diffi - sion ; statements by the artists themselves the great masters . ...
Johannes L . Dewton , Library of decades . ... early oils in black and white
courses in the philosophy of art , but is and line , allegory , the element of time
outcome off poorly . ... Boston , dist . by New York age of artists , and in the WPA
projects . those judging form and design could apGraphic Society . ... two
gener75 - 93140 . sene , and food tell much about the naations later , the public
is slowly regain .

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ISBN: UOM:39015036834854

Category: Book selection

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