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LeaRN Publications and Presentations

listed in reverse chronological order

Changing the Narrative of College Stop-Out

by April Heaney, LeaRN Director

April 28, 2021 -  In addition to shifting our narrative to struggling students (without changing our academic expectations), we can help bring in stories of successful non-traditional paths to graduating from college. Read More from Early College Literacy


Stories Told and Retold: Narrating First-Gen MEntorship at the University of Wyoming

by Seth Swanner, First Gen Scholars Program

April 7, 2021 - Through expanded mentoring and continued exploration of important first-generation stories, we hope to help UW students feel a sense of belonging, both in the stories they trade with their mentors and in the ways they see themselves as vibrant anthologies of stories told and retold. Read More from the Center for First-Generation Student Success


Reconciling Disciplinary Literacy Perspectives with Genre-Oriented Activity Theory: Toward a Fuller Synthesis of Traditions

by Rick Fisher, Communication Across the Curriculum Director

May 2019 - A persisting gap in the field of disciplinary literacy is lack of conceptual clarity around the term discipline. In this theoretical article, the author explains some concerns with existing definitional imprecision and argues that genre-oriented activity theory offers a way to reconceptualize the
focus of disciplinary literacy, especially in relation to academic, professional, and other literacies. Read More from Reading Research Quarterly, 54(2)

Rick Fisher

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