113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines

Session Chair: 
Shefali Rajamannar, University of Southern California
Session 10: Sunday 8:30-10:00am
Salon III (ET)


  1. John Goshert, Utah Valley University
    Research databases offer novel opportunities for writing in the disciplines and mitigating the resource divide historically separating selective institutions from the majority. Engagement with academic discourse helps all students see themselves as participants in and valuable contributors to the academic community.
  2. Ljiljana Coklin, University of California, Santa Barbara
    This paper will demonstrate a possible application of the current theories of engaged writing on assignment design and classroom practices in teaching writing for civic engagement.
  3. Andrea Dominguez, DeVry University
    This paper examines the theory and development of communication competencies for university Communication Across the Curriculum (CXC) programs.  I argue that as a new modality of general studies university programming, communication competencies provide a new frontier for considering the role of composition studies in the digital age and across disciplines.
  4. Rosemary D. Lombard, Chelonian Connection Laboratory
    This paper notes pedagogical techniques learned from socialized captive turtles’ gesturally-expressed need to communicate. Their in-hand “air canoeing” of caretakers and a charade showing understanding of object classes and a few spoken names led to games to identify additional spoken object names, letters, initial phonemes, word labels, and to tap syntax templates and collections of word labels in order to form messages.
Session Cancelled: