These colleges typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to produce and refine various forms of writing for different audiences in different disciplines. In spring 2016, we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of writing in the disciplines. Colleges and universities that were mentioned most often are listed here, in alphabetical order.
The Sacramento Bee has published Steve Magagnini's eleven month investigation of Afghan refugees who served in the war on terror but face poverty and violence in Sacramento. The article can be found at http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84312717.html
Joseph Horton's collaborations between his UWP course and students at Dine College in the Navajo Nation in Arizona were featured in a recent article on the College of Arts and Letters website at http://ls.ucdavis.edu/news-events/harcs-news/navajo-uwp.html
Katie Arosteguy published "Bridging the Gap Between Writer and Reader: The Benefits of Considering Audience" in the peer-reviewed blog Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care at https://writerswhocare.wordpress.com. The piece gives teachers strategies they can use to teach students about the importance of audience awareness in the composing process.
You are invited to a presentation by award-winning author Sam Freedman, Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz. The presentation will be on Thursday, May 12, from 5:00-6:30pm in Sproul Hall 912. More information about the Dying Words Project can be found at http://dyingwordsproject.com.
Andy Jones' new book of poetry, In the Almond Orchard: Coming Home from War, represents the experiences of American veterans who have served overseas, and who are readjusting to life in the United States, especially California, after their service. The book was made possible by support from YoloArts and the California Arts Council. Profits from the sale of this book will fund the Charles Ternes Creativity Prize for Veteran Students at the University of California, Davis.
Greg Miller's reviews of the novels The Vegetarian by Han Kang and Death by Water by Kanzaburo Oe appear in the San Francisco Chronicle on 3/6/2016 and 11/12/2005 respectively.
Mary Stewart and Jenae Cohn's article, "Promoting Metacognitive Thought through Response to Low-Stakes Reflective Writing," discusses how the assignment of and response to low-stakes reflective writing can provide effective scaffolding to higher-stakes reflective writing tasks, such as the cover letter to the UWP 1 final eportfolio. The article will appear in the next issue of the journal Response to Student Writing.
Joe Horton's story "Shoot the Tiger" will appear in the Spring 2016 issue of the Colorado Review, and Joe will be a contributor to the Ploughshares literary journal blog in 2016. Joe was writer-in-residence with Dine' College in Tuba City, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, and this past December he taught in classes and sponsored and judged a fiction contest.