Implementing an advanced composition program with faculty from across the curriculum

John Dinan, Joseph E. Finck, William Miles, Mary Scheuer Senter

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For the past several years, Central Michigan University has staffed the advanced composition course required of all undergraduates with faculty from both the English department and also from other departments throughout the university. Central Michigan's experiences in developing a political constituency supportive of improving students' writing skills and in establishing faculty development workshops to assist faculty in preparing to teach this new advanced writing course are discussed. Further, the experiences of non-English faculty teaching this distinctive course are described. The impact of the writing program on other university units is reviewed. This successful program might provide a model for other universities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-308
Number of pages18
JournalInnovative Higher Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1992


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