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Title:Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 6 of 18
Authors:Place-based WAC/WID Hui
Contributors:Henry, Jim (interviewer)
Bost, Dawne (interviewer)
Turano, Brian (interviewee)
Keywords:place-based writing
writing across the curriculum
writing in the disciplines
Writing Intensive courses
scholarship of teaching and learning
show 28 morewriting pedagogy
general education requirements
educational context
kind of learning
course evaluation
classroom assessment techniques
student behavior
student perceptions
student learning
student engagement
student motivation
certificate requirements
Writing Intensive requirement
upper division requirement
writing performance
semester writing improvement
assessment metrics
student course evaluations
behavioral effects
Sustainability Working Group
sustainability major
sustainability certificate
general education requirements
Writing Intensive
upper-division courses
writing improvement
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Date Issued:2015
Citation:Turano, Brian. 'Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 6 of 18.' Interview with Jim Henry and Dawne Bost. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
Abstract:Brief excerpt from interview: Our metrics are often course grades, the quality of the work that's handed in, the Café [student evaluation] results . . . The last writing assignment I give my students is 'Has the class affected your behavior in some way? and if so, explain it.' And those are wonderful re-affirming essays that I get back. Without doubt, every student says something like 'I learned so much. This is a wonderful class, I wish there were more classes like this.' So when I read those, I see that it is having direct impact on students . . . Being Writing Intensive helps them check off a box in their [general education] requirements, and now it's a 300-level class, so that gives an added advantage . . . and they really enjoy the topics, and they might not like the writing, every week, but in the five years I've taught it, the quality of the student work dramatically improves over the course of the semester.
Description:This item includes a segment of an instructor interview in a Writing Intensive course in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2013, and in this clip the interviewee is responding to the question 'How do you view the results of your course design(s)?'
Pages/Duration:Duration: 00:02:10
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
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