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The Formation of a Professional Organization for Writing Across the Curriculum 

Basgier, Christopher; Cox, Michelle; Falconer, Heather M.; Galin, Jeffrey; Harahap, Al; Hendrickson, Brian; Melzer, Dan; Palmquist, Mike; Sheriff, Stacey (2020-04-22)
In this chapter, we describe the rationale for and development of the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC), which held its first meeting for members at the 2018 International Writing Across the Curriculum ...

Reflecting on the Past, Reconstructing the Future: Faculty Members’ Threshold Concepts for Teaching Writing in the Disciplines 

Basgier, Christopher; Simpson, Amber (2020-12-08)
A growing body of scholarship in writing studies has started exploring threshold concepts for writing, providing a synoptic view of the transformations students undergo as they learn about writing. However, the field has ...

Repurposing scientific writing in conservation biology 

Boyd, Robert; Basgier, Christopher; Wilson, Claire (2020-05-14)
Scientists and writing studies scholars agree that students need to be able to repurpose scientific knowledge across audiences, goals, and genres. This article offers a much-needed, practical example of an assignment that ...

Trouble and transformation in higher education: Identifying threshold concepts through faculty narratives about teaching writing 

Simpson, Amber; Basgier, Christopher (2020-12-08)
The theory of threshold concepts has given faculty a powerful way to name foundational, but difficult, disciplinary concepts. However, there is no methodological consensus about the best ways to identify them. In this ...