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How Faculty Attitudes And Expectations Toward Student Nationality Affect Writing Assessment, Peggy Lindsey, Deborah J. Crusan Jan 2011

How Faculty Attitudes And Expectations Toward Student Nationality Affect Writing Assessment, Peggy Lindsey, Deborah J. Crusan

English Language and Literatures Faculty Publications

Earlier research on assessment suggests that even when Native English Speaker (NSE) and Non-Native English Speaker (NNES) writers make similar errors, faculty tend to assess the NNES writers more harshly. Studies indicate that evaluators may be particularly severe when grading NNES writers holistically. In an effort to provide more recent data on how faculty perceive student writers based on their nationalities, researchers at two medium-sized Midwestern universities surveyed and conducted interviews with faculty to determine if such discrepancies continue to exist between assessments of international and American writers, to identify what preconceptions faculty may have regarding international writers, and to ...


Making Work Visible, David Seitz Jan 2004

Making Work Visible, David Seitz

English Language and Literatures Faculty Publications

The instrumentalist motives of the working-class students are reconsidered. The local situations of these students suggest that we cannot assume what these students motives for instrumentalist behaviors might be, for instance some might emphasize the role of their families in shaping work values while others might emphasize peers and neighborhood influences.


Hard Lessons Learned Since The First Generation Of Critical Pedagogy, David Seitz Jan 2002

Hard Lessons Learned Since The First Generation Of Critical Pedagogy, David Seitz

English Language and Literatures Faculty Publications

Review of the following books: (1) Collision Course: Conflict, Negotiation, and Learning in College Composition by Russel K. Durst, (2) Mutuality in the Rhetoric and Composition Classroom by David Wallace and Helen Rothschild Ewald, and (3) Teaching Composition as a Social Process by Bruce McComiskey.


Cognitive And Affective Learning In The Basic Course: Effects Of Delivery Format, Immediacy, And Communication Apprehension, Susan J. Messman, Jennifer Jones-Corley, David Mezzacappa, Deborah J. Crusan Nov 1998

Cognitive And Affective Learning In The Basic Course: Effects Of Delivery Format, Immediacy, And Communication Apprehension, Susan J. Messman, Jennifer Jones-Corley, David Mezzacappa, Deborah J. Crusan

English Language and Literatures Faculty Publications

A quasi-experimental design was used to investigate changes in learning outcomes for students enrolled in large-lecture/break-out sections versus in self-contained sections of the basic communication course.More precisely, the study explores the relationship between communication apprehension, immediacy and learning outcomes for the two class formats.Results indicate that students' cognitive learning outcomes are slightly higher in the large-lecture/break-out sections versus self-contained sections. In addition, affective learning decreases for all students from the first day of class and slightly more for students in the large-lecture/break-out sections. However, when the teacher is perceived as highly immediate, there is no ...