Writing Across the Curriculum - WriteNow!

Faculty Resources

Professional Development

RCC offers ongoing professional development for full-time and adjunct faculty. All of our faculty members are encouraged to participate in professional development activities. Additional workshops are offered on faculty work days.

 

Print Materials

Each full-time instructor at RCC has been provided a copy of Engaging Ideas: A Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom by John C. Bean. Additional Print Materials are available for instructors to check out.

 

Rubrics

Use of a rubric to evaluate student writing is considered a "best practice" in instruction and is a component of our QEP. RCC instructors are invited to use the college-wide Holistic Rubric and the college-wide Analytic Rubric. Additionally, rubric workshops are offered each year.

 

FacultySpeak!

This section serves as a resource for faculty and an opportunity for dialogue about Writing Across the Curriculum. It is an occasion for colleagues to share their experiences as they implement WAC strategies in their classrooms, promote and improve student learning, and enhance students' written communication skills.

Vodcasts

Create a Travel Brochure:
Tracy Burnette, Healthcare Management Technology Instructor

The One-Minute Paper:
Kia Vang, Medical Assisting Instructor

Writing Scripts:
Todd Thompson, Philosophy and Ethics Instructor

Podcasts

Peer Review:
Deana Allman, Sociology Instructor
Listen here

The 50-word Assignment:
Kim Maddox, Religion Instructor
Listen here

Podcasting in the Classroom
Grey Lane, English Instructor
Listen here

Using Writing Strategies in Developmental Math Classes
Matthew Price, Mathematics Instructor
Listen here

 

Writing Center Information for Faculty

Please encourage your students to visit our campus Writing Center in LRC 214. Instructors may make referrals for any student(s) needing specific help. The following post card, How to Refer a Student to the Writing Center, provides instructions for doing so. Students are also welcome to drop in to the Writing Center without a referral to get one-on-one assistance with writing skills. The Writing Center LibGuide provides additional, useful information for you and your students about RCC’s Writing Center.

 

APA and MLA Handouts and Information

APA - Getting Started

APA - Getting Started

pdfAPA Examples

APA LibGuide

MLA - Getting Started

MLA - Getting Started

pdfMLA Examples

MLA LibGuide

Citing Your Sources

Citing Your Sources

pdfWho uses APA and MLA?

Citing Sources LibGuide

 

Useful Links

RCC offers LibGuides on a variety of topics and can be accessed here.

Colorado State University maintains the WAC Clearinghouse website, which provides access to a wealth of information about communication across the disciplines.

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides information about Writing-to-Learn and Writing in the Disciplines.