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Communities of Practice in Higher Education: Transformative Dialogues Toward a Productive Academic Writing Practice
Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal
  • Janelle De Carrico Voegele, Portland State University
  • Dannelle D. Stevens, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2017
Subjects
  • Academic writing,
  • Communities of practice,
  • Manuscript preparation (Authorship),
  • College teachers as authors
Abstract

Because faculty have advanced degrees, it is often assumed that they have perfected the skills needed to be productive, successful academic writers. In reality, many faculty struggle with the demands of academic writing and the resulting loss of energy for teaching and other aspects of their roles. This article reflects on the impact of an academic writing program through a community-of-practice lens. We describe the program and its elements, its development into a thriving cross-discipline writing community, the role of central program elements such as accountability and dialogue, and the benefits stemming from a learning-community emphasis across program elements

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24558
Citation Information
Janelle De Carrico Voegele and Dannelle D. Stevens. "Communities of Practice in Higher Education: Transformative Dialogues Toward a Productive Academic Writing Practice" Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dannelle_stevens/16/