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CxC // LeaRN

Coe 111A // Dept. 3334

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307.223.2082

Email: rick.fisher@uwyo.edu

About Communication Across the Curriculum

Mission

CxC supports, values, and celebrates writing and communication improvement throughout and beyond the curriculum, by integrating (1) expert support for student writers, (2) professional development opportunities to support faculty as writers and teachers of communication, (3) research about communication successes, impacts, and opportunities at UW, and (4) broad efforts to promote a culture of communication across campus. We aim to produce strong, successful, and flexible communicators through direct support (consulting), indirect support (improved teaching), and culture change.


Strategic Goals

GOAL 1: Provide substantial individualized support for writers across campus

  • Increase overall usage rates for CxC and UW Writing Center services, both for students and faculty, by increasing use of existing services as well as by identifying and pursuing innovative opportunities to extend our reach.
  • Deepen tutor expertise for supporting specific groups of communicators, including science/STEM students, international students, graduate students, and potentially off-campus students.

GOAL 2: Support faculty as writers and instructors of writing and communication (primarily through workshops and learning communities)

  • Establish a coherent, ongoing plan for faculty development activities.
  • Expand materials and resources to support instructors’ communication assignments and pedagogies.

GOAL 3: Encourage research and inquiry into the impacts of communication-related activities at UW, including the assessment of UW’s required USP 2015 communication- intensive (COM) courses

  • Identify short- and long-term research projects that contribute to understanding of CxC at UW as well as to broader scholarly conversations about impacts of writing/communication on student learning and engagement.

GOAL 4: Foster a general culture of writing and communication on campus.

  • Create and support opportunities to showcase faculty and student communication efforts.
  • Study and support communication and communication instruction beyond traditional classroom spaces.
  • Pursue and maintain collaborations in support of student writing and communication.
  • Foster dialogue among campus stakeholders about the nature, needs, and aims of teaching and learning related to writing and communication.

 

ABOUT US

 

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Rick Fisher

Director of Communication Across the Curriculum | Lecturer, Dept. of English
Coe Library 111A
307-223-2082 | rick.fisher@uwyo.edu

Rick Fisher completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at UW (BA in English/Secondary Education, MA in Composition and Rhetoric, and PhD in Literacy Education). His scholarly interests include disciplinarity, genre studies, and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). 

 

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Francesca King

Director, UW Writing Center 
Coe 111
writing@uwyo.edu  

Francesca directs the UW Writing Center, which is affiliated with the Communication Across the Curriculum program. To learn more about Francesca and the UW Writing Center, please see the Writing Center website.

Contact Us

CxC // LeaRN

Coe 111A // Dept. 3334

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307.223.2082

Email: rick.fisher@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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