Outcomes Book: Debate and Consensus after the WPA Outcomes Statement

Outcomes Book: Debate and Consensus after the WPA Outcomes Statement

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Outcomes Book: Debate and Consensus after the WPA Outcomes Statement by Susanmarie Harrington

The WPA Outcomes Statement is important because it represents a working consensus among composition scholars about what college students should learn and do in a composition program. But as a single-page document, the statement cannot convey the kind of reflective process that a writing program must undertake to address the learning outcomes described.

The Outcomes Book relates the fuller process by exploring the matrix of concerns that surrounded the developing Statement itself, and by presenting the experience of many who have since employed it in their own settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874215021
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 855 KB

Table of Contents

CONTENTS The WPA Outcomes Statement Acknowledgments Introduction: Celebrating and Complicating the Outcomes Statement PART ONE: CONTEXTUALIZING THE OUTCOMES STATEMENT 1 Why Outcomes?: The Origins of the Outcomes Statement Edward White 2 The Outcomes Project: The Insiders' History Keith Rhodes, Irv Peckham, Linda Bergmann, and Bill Condon 3 Standards, Outcomes and All That Jazz Kathleen Blake Yancey 4 Outcomes and Standards Movements Mark Wiley 5 Technology and the Outcomes Statement Cynthia Y. Selfe & Patricia Freitag Ericsson PART TWO: THE OUTCOMES STATEMENT AND FIRST-YEAR WRITING 6 The WPA Outcomes Statement Goes to High School Steve Wilhoit 7 The Outcomes Statement at a Community College: Verification, Accreditation, and Articulation J. L. McClure 8 Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking: A View from the Field Linda Adler-Kassner & Heidi Estrem 9 More than the Latest PC Buzzword for Modes: What Genre Theory Means to Composition Barbara Little Liu 10 Processes and Outcomes in Arizona's Higher Education System Duane Roen & Greg Glau 11 Knowledge of Conventions and the Logic of Error Donald Wolff 12 Celebrating Through Interrogation: Considering the Outcomes Statement Through Theoretical Lenses Patricia Freitag Ericsson PART THREE: THE OUTCOMES STATEMENT BEYOND FIRST-YEAR WRITING 13 What the Outcomes Could Mean for WAC Martha A. Townsend 14 First-year Outcomes and Upper Level Writing Susanmarie Harrington 15 Using the Outcomes Statement for Technical Communication Barry M. Maid 16 Writing Outcomes as a Language of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Robert O'Brien Hokanson 17 What the Outcomes Statement is Not: A Reading of the Boyer Commission Rita Malenczyk PART FOUR: THEORIZING OUTCOMES 18 The Praxis of the Outcomes Statement Ruth Fischer 19 Outcomes and The Whole Learner Peter Elbow 20 Outcomes and the Developing Learner Richard Haswell 21 Outcomes and the Constructed Learner Marilyn Sternglass Afterword Kathleen Blake Yancey Notes References Contributors Index

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