Dan Melzer's book Sustainable WAC, coauthored with Michelle Cox and Jeff Galin, has been published by NCTE. The book draws on theories of complexity, systems, and sustainability to present a methodology for building sustainable WAC programs.
Dana Ferris and Kendon Kurzer have articles published in the most recent issue of TESOL Quarterly. Dana's article, co-authored with former DE Education graduate student Grant Eckstein, is titled "Comparing L1 and L2 Texts and Writers in First-Year Composition." Kendon's article, which is based on research done in the UWP ESL program in 2014-15, is titled "Dynamic Written Corrective Feedback in Developmental Multilingual Writing Classes.
Routledge has published a second edition of Dana Ferris and John Hedgcock's Teaching Readers of English. Teaching Readers of English is a comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL and EFL educators
Students in Cassie Hemstrom's first-year seminar, Save the Puppies, Save the World: Composition Strategies for Non-Profit Promotion on Social Media, created footage for the Facebook page of the Yolo County Animal Services Shelter (https://www.facebook.com/YCAS.Shelter/). In Save the Puppies, Save the World, students study how to create effective branding and promotional posts, then compose and revise and visuals, bios, videos, which are then posted on the shelter or rescue's socia
This is an invitation to see Marit MacArthur speak on "Poetry Reading, Performative Speech, and Sound Studies" at the LASER // Conversations in Art and Science.
Former UWP120 student Ellen M. Street's article from UWP120, "Epistemic Certainty Surrounding DietaryRecommendations for Meat," was published in the journal Xchanges at http://www.xchanges.org/epistemic-certainty-surrounding-dietary-recommendations. Ellen also presented her research at the regional Conference on College Composition and Communication in June.
Scott Herring’s essay, “When the Water Meets the Road: The Return of the Westslope Cutthroat,” was published in the Fall 2017 issue of Western American Literature. The essay tells the story of Herring’s hunt for a rare and extraordinarily elusive fish hidden in the backcountry in Yellowstone National Park. The photograph of the fish on the University Writing Program website is a photo of the very same fish described in the journal, a westslope cutthroat trout, just before it swam away.
Marit MacArthur is a co-leader of a sound recordings archiving project that has received a $75,000 NEH grant. The project focuses on developing open-source tools for scholars to mine new knowledge from archives of sound recordings, including Orson Welles' radio plays, the Talking Book collection for the blind, and thousands of hours of poets reading their works.