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Committee on the Major in Writing and Rhetoric (March 2016)

Committee Members

Sandra Jamieson, Chair
Stuart Blythe
Dominic DelliCarpini
Greg Giberson
Teresa Henning
Barbara L'Eplattenier
Barry Maid
Keith Miller
Tom Miller
Sanford Tweedie
Anne Zanzucchi

Committee Charge

This committee should:

Charge 1:  Document the variety of writing majors across the country in diverse institutional types and in diverse units, working with NCTE staff to incorporate/add data into its database.

Charge 2:  Identify and describe a common set of learning outcomes for writing majors.

Charge 3: Identify and describe specific courses/curricula that may be adapted to other majors.

Charge 4:  Track what writing majors do after graduation and report these findings to the CCCC officers and EC and membership in various venues.

Writing Majors at a Glance (January 2009)

Listing of writing majors (pdf)including the institution, department/program, and core classes and required electives compiled by the CCCC Committee on the Major in Writing and Rhetoric.

 

Spring 2014 Update

The Committee has formed four subcommittees to work on our charges, and welcomes interest from members in serving on those subcommittees. Working with CCCC/NCTE we expect to have a searchable database of majors in writing and rhetoric available in the near future and hope that representatives of majors will be able to add information for new majors and update their information on a regular basis. Using this database and our own contacts, we are studying current majors and working to draft “best practices” documents describing outcomes for majors in writing and rhetoric and gateway courses that prepare students to begin working toward those outcomes. In the coming year we plan to survey departments to find out typical careers for writing majors. Watch your email for updates!

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