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New Resources for a Fresh Start to Your New Semester!

Check out the ever evolving CBW Resource Share Site for new ideas for a new semester! Thanks Elizabeth Baldridge!

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Resources from Session F.28

Karen S. Uehling has generously provided this incredibly useful bibliography for her talk on “Assessment, Placement, and Access: Framing Arguments from Local and National Histories” as part of her CCCC presentation March 15, 2013.

Assessment, Placement, and Access: Framing Arguments from Local and National Histories

A Bibliography by Karen S. Uehling

Adams, Peter, Sarah Gearhart, Robert Miller, and Anne Roberts. “The Accelerated Learning Program: Throwing Open the Gates.” Journal of Basic Writing 28.2 (2009): 50–69. Print.

Adler-Kassner, Linda, and Susanmarie Harrington. Basic Writing as a Political Act: Public Conversations about Writing and Literacies. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton P, 2002. Print. [See Chapter 5, “Looking Outward: Basic Writing and Basic Writers in the Mainstream Media,” for information on newspaper coverage of the General College of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1996 and City University of New York in New York City in 1999.]

Bartholomae, David. “The Tidy House: Basic Writing in the American Curriculum.” Journal of Basic Writing 12.1 (1993): 4–21. Print.

Buber, Martin. I and Thou. 2nd ed. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1958. Print.

Collins, Terence G. “Basic Writing Programs and Access Allies: Finding and Maintaining Your Support Network.” CBW Newsletter 13.3 (1998): 1–6. Print. [Available as a PDF through the CBW archives.]

———. “A Response to Ira Shor’s ‘Our Apartheid: Writing Instruction and Inequality.'” Journal of Basic Writing 16.2 (1997): 95–100. Print.

Glau, Gregory R., and Chitralekha Duttagupta, Eds. The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. 3rd. ed. NY: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010. Print.

Gleason, Barbara. “Evaluating Writing Programs in Real Time: The Politics of Remediation.” College Composition and Communication 51.4 (2000): 560–88. Print.

Greenberg, Karen L. “A Response to Ira Shor’s ‘Our Apartheid: Writing Instruction and Inequality.'” Journal of Basic Writing 16.2 (1997): 90–94. Print.

McNenny, Gerri, Ed. Mainstreaming Basic Writers: Politics and Pedagogies of Access. Mahwah: Erlbaum, 2001. Print.

Otte, George, and Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk. Basic Writing. West Lafayette, Indiana: Parlor P, 2010. Print. [Also available as open access book on the WAC Clearinghouse: http://wac.colostate.edu/books/basicwriting%5D

Ritter, Kelly. Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920–1960. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 2009. Print.

Rose, Mike. Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance at Education.
NY: New Press, 2012. Print.

—. Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America’s Underprepared. New York: Free, 1989. Print.

—. Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America. Houghton Mifflin: 1995. Print.

—. The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker. NY: Penguin, 2004.

Shor, Ira. “Our Apartheid: Writing Instruction and Inequality.” Journal of Basic Writing 16.1 (1997): 91–104. Print.

Soliday, Mary, and Barbara Gleason. “From Remediation to Enrichment: Evaluating a Mainstreaming Project.” Journal of Basic Writing 16.1 (1997): 64–78. Print.

Soliday, Mary. The Politics of Remediation: Institutional and Student Needs in Higher Education. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburg P, 2002. Print.

Sternglass, Marilyn S. Time to Know Them: A Longitudinal Study of Writing and Learning at the College Level. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1997. Print.

Traub, James. City on a Hill: Testing the American Dream at City College. Reading, Mass.: A William Patrick Book/Addison-Wesley, 1994.

Uehling, Karen S. “The Conference on Basic Writing: 1980-2005.” The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. Ed. Gregory R. Glau and Chitralekha Duttagupta. 3rd ed. NY: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005. 8-22. Print.

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Petition for Human Readers (Anti-Machine Scoring)

Hi Folks,
This was already posted, but it got a lot of play at CCCC last week, so I wanted to repost it. This is a petition emphasizing the importance of human readers for student work, protesting a trend towards machine scoring.

http://humanreaders.org/petition/

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Materials From A17, There’s Nothing Basic About Basic Writing:

Hi Folks,

Here’s the presentation for those of you who were asking.

A17 Nothing Basic About Basic Writing 2013

It should be downloadable as a PDF file.

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2013 Travel Award Winner

CBW was pleased to award the 2013 Travel Award to Susan Naomi Bernstein at last night’s Special Interest Group Meeting.

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Susan, pictured here in purple with CBW Travel Award Committee Member Lynn Reid.

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Join Us In A Conversation About Basic Writing

Hi, everyone!

You are invited to join us in a conversation about Basic Writing! We’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas, experiences, and pedagogical approaches in teaching Basic Writing!

We hope you will join us to share resources, best practices, and to engage as a national community helping members respond to local issues.

This discussion follows up on last year’s roundtable at CCCC. As we did last year, we invite you to join both the asynchronous and synchronous conversations.

Join the conversation online: February 12, 2013 to March 13, 2013. Online conversations will be held on the Council on Basic Writing Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/50538806660/).

Then, join us in person to continue the conversation at CCCC 2013: Session A.17, Thursday 3/14 10:30 AM – 11:45 a.m. There will also be an online option to join this session if you are not attending CCCC 2013.

THERE’S NOTHING BASIC ABOUT BASIC WRITING ONLINE TOPICS (CBW FACEBOOK PAGE): Everyone is invited to join in the conversation!

WHO ARE BASIC WRITERS?
Facilitated by Elaine Jolayemi, Ivy Tech and & Leigh Jonaitis, Bergen Community College
2/12/13-2/16/13

ACADEMIC SKILLS/WRITING CENTERS
Facilitated by Ilene Rubenstein, College of the Desert
2/17/13-2/21/13

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY
Facilitated by J. Elizabeth Clark, LaGuardia Community College–CUNY
2/22/13-2/26/13

TEACHER PREPARATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Co-Facilitated by Debra Berry, College of Southern Nevada & Marisa Klages, LaGuardia Community College–CUNY
2/27/13-3/3/13

STUDENT PLACEMENT
Facilitated by Carla Maroudas, Mt. San Jacinto Community College
3/4/13-3/8/13

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE IN THE CLASSROOM
Facilitated by Amy Edwards Patterson, Moraine Park Technical College
3/9/13-3/13/13

Hope to see you online or in person!

There’s Nothing Basic About Basic Writing!

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2013 CBW/CCCC Fellowship

The Council on Basic Writing is pleased to announce the 2013 CBW/CCCC Fellowship, including $500 awarded to a teacher of basic writing to subsidize travel to CCCC in Las Vegas, Nevada in March 2013.

Apply Today!

Fellowship applications should include a comprehensive two-page letter that details the benefits of attending the CBW Workshop and CCCC. This letter should clearly and specifically address the following key issues:

How will attending the CBW Workshop and CCCC benefit the interests and needs of the students with whom you work?

How do you plan to share the information and ideas gathered at CCCC with colleagues?

How will this experience help you to become more active in advocating for students in basic writing (or other preparatory/developmental writing) courses?

A completed Fellowship application should include this letter, a current curriculum vita and, if applicable, the title and abstract of an accepted 2013 CCCC presentation.

Questions, concerns, and completed Fellowship applications should be forwarded by email to:

Dr. J. Elizabeth Clark
drjeclark@gmail.com

The CBW/CCCC Fellowship is intended to support basic writing (including preparatory and developmental writing) instructors who might otherwise have difficulty attending CCCC. Priority will be given to applicants who clearly demonstrate how attending the 2013 CBW workshop and CCCC will benefit their own professional development, their students, and their colleagues.

Fellowship applicants need not have had a paper accepted for presentation at CCCC. However, if presenting at the CCCC, titles and abstracts of papers should be included with the application.

The Fellowship winner should plan to attend the CBW Pre-Conference Workshop (the full Wednesday before CCCC). Also, the Fellowship recipient will be recognized and invited to speak briefly at the CBW SIG at CCCC.

January 12, 2013: Applications due

January 30, 2013: Award recipient notified

March 2013: Winner attends CBW workshop. Winner presents on professional interests at the CBW SIG & receives award.

 

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