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WAC/WID in the Community College & National Day on Writing

Michael Pemberton editor of Across the Disciplines has honored me in asking me to take on the role of guest editor for a special edition of the journal about Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing In the Disciplines in community colleges. I've got a pretty solid call for papers which I will post here in the Undersea World when Michael gives the go-ahead. I'm excited by the opportunity to guest-edit a journal. It is something I've aspired to do, but never been given the chance.

In other news (sorry to be such a bad blogger), I was also honored by current CCCC Chair Chuck Bazerman to be chosen as the CCCC National Day on Writing (NDoW) chair. NDoW (Oct. 20, 2009) is a NCTE campaign to bring wider awareness to writing. I worked with an stellar crew of folks--Eric Bateman, Michael Day, Neal Lerner, Jon Olson, Michael Pemberton, and Bonnie Sunstein. We came up with a strong list of existing online resources and suggested activities. We'll probably keep working for the time being too, as more resources will be developed. Kent Williamson (NCTE Chair) emphasized the need to make certain the NDoW is not just an academic activity, but includes everyone. One thing our committee emphasized is that if the event takes place in an institution or a community that has a writing center, that the writing center become the locus of NDoW activities.

Stay tuned!

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