UST WAC goes International

Erika Scheurer
Dr. Erika Scheurer, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
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Dr. Erika Scheurer, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum


Early this summer, from June 7-9, 2012, a contingent of five UST faculty participated in the 11th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Catherine Craft-Fairchild (English), Dr. Sherry Jordon (Theology), Dr. Cheri Shakiban (Mathematics), Dr. James Heyman (Marketing) and I presented papers, got lots of useful ideas about writing across the curriculum programs and courses from faculty across the United States as well as the world, and--yes--sampled the local seafood and historical sites.

We also enjoyed hearing UST WAC praised as a model program at the plenary keynote talk by Dr. Chris Anson, University Distinguished Professor & Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University. Since our program’s beginning in 2009, Chris has come to campus seven times to facilitate five-day WAC seminars for faculty.

Cathy, Sherry, Cheri, and I presented at one panel and James presented in the following session, which focused on assessment. What follows are summaries of our presentations.

 "Creating a Culture of Writing at the University of Saint Thomas” – Dr. Erika Scheurer  use to link to PDF documents WAC Panel Scheurer
 “Peer Review in a Writing Intensive English Course” – Dr. Catherine Craft-Fairchild  use to link to PDF documents  WAC Panel Craft-Fairchild
 “Writing to Learn in Theology” – Dr. Sherry Jordon  use to link to PDF documents  WAC Panel Jordon
 “Writing in the Discipline of Mathematics” – Dr. Cheri Shakiban  use to link to PDF documents  WAC Panel Shakiban
 “A Quantitative Approach to Answering ‘Does WAC Work?’” – Dr. James Heyman  use to link to PDF documents  WAC Panel Heyman

 

 

 

 

 

 



Learn more about St. Thomas' Writing Across the Curriculum program and be sure to mark your calendar for Fall 2012 Workshops!

 

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