Oregon State University

Fall 2013

  • By Vicki Tolar Burton, Director, Writing Intensive CurriculumWIC Director Vicki Tolar Burton

    The OSU Faculty Senate recently engaged in a surprisingly lively discussion of student writing in the Baccalaureate Core.  One member of the Faculty Senate suggested OSU move toward computerized grading of student writing.  The presiding co-chairs asked me to respond to this suggestion, and I was glad to do so. ...

     

  • Tim JensenBy Tim Jensen, Director of Writing and Assistant Professor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film

    Tim Jensen comes to Oregon State this year from one of the strongest departments of writing in the country, Ohio State. Or as he likes to call it, "the other OSU." The WIC Program is fortunate to share here a conversation with Tim about his vision for first-year writing and its connection to upper-division, discipline-specific writing across the university. ...

     

  • Are You Curious?By Hannah Rempel and Anne-Marie Deitering, Valley Library

    Would you be surprised to find out that, when asked, students report that finding, using and evaluating sources are not what scares them about research projects?  Researchers report that the #1 barrier students face is topic selection and “getting started.”  Their findings show that many students see topic selection as a gamble. Looking to curiosity, however, may help instructors better guide students to more meaningful and powerful term paper topics. ...

     

  • Z is for ZoteroBy Chad Iwertz, WIC Intern

    Have you ever wished there were a way to see the sources that your students are finding and using in their terms papers before they submit a completed draft? Have you ever wanted a less time-consuming way of collecting, assessing, and commenting on the source research your students compile in your course before 6-9 weeks into the term? Let me tell you, there is—and you may have already heard of it ...

  • Google Apps for OSUBy Jon Louis Dorbolo, Technology Across the Curriculum

    This article focuses on uses of Google writing tools, collectively called Google Drive, for collaborative writing assignments.  This focus is relevant because in Fall 2013 OSU made an institutionally licensed Google Apps resource available to students, faculty and staff. ...

     

  • Stefani DawnBy Stefani Dawn, Interim Director of Assessment and Accreditation

    The 2013-14 Baccalaureate Core (Bacc Core) review will begin in the Winter 2014 term and is the first review to include WIC courses (last year’s review covered Science, Technology and Society and Contemporary Global Issues). WIC course reviews are organized by college with each college being reviewed once every 7 years. ...

     

     

  • WIC Faculty Seminar Graduates 2013By Elizabeth Summer Wimberly, WIC GTA

    The WIC program and staff would like to give a warm, heartfelt congratulation to the participants in the 2013 WIC Fall Seminar. After five weeks together of discussions, thoughtful considerations, along with a few honest misgivings, we are proud to have thirteen new faculty members as part of the WIC community. ...

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