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WRaCS Alumna Michal Reznizki Publishes Article in College Composition and Communication

WRaCS Alumna Michal Reznizki has published the article "What Can We Learn from the Online Representation of Our Graduate Programs’ Curricula? A Comprehensive Online Survey of PhD Programs in Rhetoric and Composition" in the December 2021 volume of College Composition and Communication. Michal examined the online representation of the ninety existing PhD programs in rhetoric and composition in the United States and collected information on the courses offered in the programs, their home departments, and the programs’ mission statements.

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Trish Serviss Publishes Article in Writing Program Administration Journal

Trish Serviss's article co-authored with Julia Voss and Meghan Sweeney, "A Heuristic to Promote Inclusive and Equitable Teaching in Writing Programs," was published in the Spring 2021 edition of the journal Writing Program Administration. The article presents a heuristic WPAs can use to engage their faculty in collaborative, peer-based analysis, dialogue, and revision of writing course design (embodied in syllabi) to study and strengthen the programs’ inclusivity and equity related to literacy standards, assessment, and accessibility.

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Dan Melzer Coauthors 3rd Edition of Engaging Ideas with John Bean

Dan Melzer has joined John Bean as the coauthor of a new edition of Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, by Jossey-Bass. New to the 3rd edition is a chapter on alternatives to traditional grading, a chapter on student self-assessment and peer response, and increased attention to multilingual student writers.

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Kathie Gossett Publishes Chapter in the Book Shaping the Dissertation

Kathie Gossett has a co-authored book chapter in a new collection entitled, “Shaping the Dissertation: Knowledge Production in the Arts and Humanities.” The chapter is "#DigiDiss: A Project Exploring Digital Dissertation Policies, Practices and Archiving,” and it covers a 4 year long project funded in large part by the NEH Office of Digital Humanities to develop an archiving system for born-digital dissertations.

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UWP1 Student Natasong Yuan Wins Lang Prize

Natasong Yuan, a student from Jason Hockaday's UWP1 course, won first place in the 2021 UC Davis Library's Lang Prize for student research writing in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Natasong's research project is a discourse community analysis of the American Society of Botanical Artists. You can find her analysis at https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/lang-prize/winners/natasong-yuan/.  

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Brit Kelly Publishes Book Loving Fanfiction

Brit Kelly has published the book Loving Fanfiction: Exploring the Role of Emotion in Online Fandoms with Routledge. Loving Fanfiction explores emotion within the context of fandoms, specifically online fanfiction. Through exploring fans’ narratives about themselves and the fanwork they produce and consume, Brit theorizes how identity, cognition, emotion, the body, and embodiment come together in literacy development and practices.

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Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar for Faculty

Join us for the inaugural Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar & Workshop. The seminar will cover topics such as how and why to include more informal and formal writing in courses, as well as discussion about how to manage feedback and other challenges that can arise from more writing intensive courses. The workshop will give you an opportunity to work with writing experts across academic fields on things such as rubric development, writing prompts, incorporating sources, academic genres in STEM contexts, etc.
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