Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal
Academic writing, Communities of practice, Manuscript preparation (Authorship), College teachers as authors
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
Voegele, Janelle De Carrico and Stevens, Dannelle D., "Communities of Practice in Higher Education: Transformative Dialogues Toward a Productive Academic Writing Practice" (2017). Curriculum and Instruction Faculty Publications and Presentations. 45.