The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development
is an invaluable resource for instructors in any discipline who want to incorporate writing effectively into their courses and curriculums. Editor Chris M. Anson brings together forty-five actual or highly realistic scenarios that anticipate the range of situations instructors typically confront in writing across the curriculum programs. The cases are deliberately open-ended; they pose complex and engaging questions that encourage readers to become more reflective about their teaching. Each scene ends with provocative discussion questions and suggestions for further reading. The book covers such key topics as writing to learn; designing effective writing assignments; responding to and evaluating student writing; coaching writing; writing and new technologies; apprenticeship and the role of graduate students; and program development. Also addressed is the issue of working across disciplines with faculty who may share different views of writing and how it is best taught or learned. A list of Web-based resources is included in an appendix. Ideal for instructors involved in workshops, seminars, and other faculty-development efforts, The WAC Casebook
is also an excellent text for graduate students in composition and rhetoric programs or in teacher-education programs.
About the Author(s)
Edited by Chris M. Anson, Professor of English, North Carolina State University