Hi Wendy. One website you might want to check re: WID/WAC initiatives
at the U of A is http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/wtf/. I think all the
documents/reports have been uploaded or will be by the time we all
return from our Easter celebration (or recovery!). I know Betsy Sargent
has been working very hard with the Writing Task Force subcommittee
reports to put together a final proposal for a writing centre at the U
of A. My particular contribution was ESL/EAL writing support
consideration which Betsy has succinctly dovetailed into the WTF
subcommittee report #7.
Another suggestion would be to check out the European websites since my
impression from attending the BALEAP (http://www.baleap.org.uk/) and
EATAW European conferences is that European post-secondary institutions
have very well developed centralized and localized (within individual
departments) writing centre systems. Of course, my view is focused on
English as a Foreign language- I'm not sure about the L1 (language of
the country) writing centre support.
No daffodils here but we did have a light snowfall this morning.
Quoting wendy strachan <[log in to unmask]>:
> I think a discussion of Canadian WID/WAC initiatives at CCCC's sounds like a
> great idea as proposed through Tosh's submission from next year.
> I wonder which Canadian universities are offering or plan to develop
> writing-intensive courses as part of a WID/WAC initiative and in particular
> am wondering what characterizes those courses.
> Any links or hints very welcome! I'm doing some work on this and while it's
> easy to find this information on US sites, I haven't had much luck so far on
> Many thanks and Happy Easter, everyone - I hear it's snowing up at SFU! (But
> the tulips are blooming in my garden)
> Wendy Strachan
> Simon Fraser University,
> Burnaby, BC.
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