CFP: General Education Composition Area of the journal The Writing Instructor
Call for Papers Deadline:
Announcing the debut issue for the General Education Composition Area of The Writing Instructor
Call for Submissions
Jefferey H. Taylor, Area Editor
The Writing Instructor
TOPIC: Good Theory / Best Practices: (Re)Invigorating the General Education Composition Classroom
We are now accepting submissions for the debut issue of The Writing Instructor’s General Education Composition Area. Many people find in graduate school a rich blend of theory and practice while studying theory and teaching first-year composition courses. Afterwards they often find themselves either focused on theory at research universities or on best practices at teaching colleges. The synergy of years of experience on both sides is potentially great for theory and practice. This synergy is most visibly manifest in General Education Composition, a course or series of courses that universities and colleges (four-year and two-year) commonly require as the basis of a core curriculum for a liberal education.
Here are some suggestions for especially pertinent topics:
Best practices in the General Education composition classroom
Applying theory to best practices
Applying best practices to theory
Closing the Assessment Loop
Academic Integration and the importance of composition skills to a college education
General Education composition and the Writing Center
Teaching research and synthesis
Contextualizing composition studies to ignite student interest
General Education composition and learning communities
Linking theory and practice to the world outside the institution, including Service Learning
TWI is a refereed, networked journal and digital community sponsored inter-institutionally by Purdue University and California State University, San Marcos. Published as a print journal until 1996 and making its digital debut in August 2001, TWI aims in its new format to bring much-needed coherence to the broad and influential developments in the teaching of writing that have occurred over the past twenty years, with the aim of setting the stage and marking a precedent for the future of writing instruction as a pedagogical and scholarly enterprise conducted in a variety of media for a diverse constituency across a wide range of venues. To accomplish this goal, we want to take advantage of the many resources available to us as our field manifests itself in the digital space of the Internet. TWI’s Editorial Board consists of distinguished teachers and scholars in the field, with expertise in the teaching of writing at all levels of instruction, from K-12 through college.
Submissions of 3,000 – 9,000 words should be sent as attachments in MSWord, RTF, or PDF format to Jefferey Taylor, via email. Arrangements can also be made for uploading hypertexts and multimedia projects to our FTP site. For further information, write Jefferey Taylor by email or the address below.
The deadline for consideration in the debut issue of the General Education Composition Area of TWI is 1 August 2004. After that submissions are accepted on a revolving basis.
The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Campus Box 32
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
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