The January 2016 issue of College English deals with new approaches to language difference in writing classrooms and in culture. John Trimbur “trace[s] a branch of translingualism to its source.”
In the December 2015 issue of College Composition and Communication, Chase Bollig argues for making “the citizen-worker” the “subject of composition.” http://tinyurl.com/jrey64u
From the new issue of College English: Jenny Rice argues for a new understanding of “expertise”
to engage writing students in problem-posing and solving.
A sad day for grammar purists: The Washington Post will allow “singular they”!
For college educators:
From The Journal of Writing Assessment: Joanne Addison reports on the growing influence of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in college classrooms. I hope this is on your radar!
T J Geiger II, writing in the Fall 2015 issue of Composition Studies, investigates the prevalence of “affective” pedagogy in independent undergraduate writing majors and its potential effects on disciplinarity. http://wp.me/p5NPq1-3Q
Tinberg, Howard. Transfer at Community Colleges. Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Sept. 2015. http://wp.me/p5NPq1-3L
A detailed discussion of course design for an upper-level scientific writing class: Combs, D. Shane, Erin A. Frost, and Michelle F. Eble. “”Collaborative Course Design in Scientific Writing: Experimentation and Productive Failure.” Composition Studies 43.2 (2015): 132-49. Web. 11 Nov. 2015.