Council of Writing Program Administrators Assessment Narrative
George Mason University’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program has developed an assessment model that is available on the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Assessment Gallery Resources page. As written by former Mason WAC Director Terry Myers Zawacki,
“This assessment model is part of the WPA Assessment Gallery and Resources and is intended to demonstrate how the principles articulated in the NCTE-WPA White Paper on Writing Assessment in Colleges and Universities are reflected in different assessments. Together, the White Paper and assessment models illustrate that good assessment reflect research-based principles rooted in the discipline, is locally determined, and is used to improve teaching and learning.”
During the 2016-2017 academic year, Mason WAC is producing a series of white papers. These reports are listed below.
- “Will Write … But for Whom: An Analysis of WI Faculty’s Consideration of Audience in Assignment Design and Pedagogy” by Amber Jensen
- “What Are They Writing? A Study of the Genres Assigned in Writing-Intensive Courses”
- “What Are They Reading? A Study of the Kinds of Reading Assigned in Writing-Intensive Courses”
- “Faculty Perceptions on the Major Constraints in Teaching a Writing-Intensive Course” (forthcoming spring 2017)