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24th Community College Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Institute

March 18 is the deadline to apply for the 24th Community College Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Institute +. Stipends are available for faculty. The “+” indicates that writing as a way of learning includes an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. The intense two week workshop runs from August 1-15 at Kapi‘olani. Participants meet daily from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for 11 days. The Institute is sponsored by Kapi‘olani CC.

After the 2009 Institute, it was decided to move to an every-other-year schedule and to integrate classroom assessment techniques into the WAC+ Institute. The 2008 NSSE report notes that writing-heavy courses engage students in deeper learning techniques such as the analysis and synthesis of a concept from multiple sources. In addition, students in writing-heavy courses reported more "personal, social, practical and academic learning and development."

Overall funding is provided by Kapiolani in partnership with the Hawai`i Writing Project. Faculty can receive a $200 stipend upon approval of their application by Leeward CC. Faculty must receive prior approval before submitting application.

Interested faculty should contact Della Kunimune before submitting their application.
Email: kunimune [at] hawaii [dot] edu
Phone: 455-0268

The deadline to apply is March 18, 2011.


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