College Composition and Communication

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 2, December

2016 CCCC Chair's Address: Making, Disrupting, Innovating
0Make, O Muse...0.1 Knowing I was speaking about disruption, I thought "what's more disruptive than playing punk music for an academic talk?" So I played punk for you. I'll play some more punk for you after the talk. It's hard to be complacent when you...
2016 CCCC Chair's Letter
Dear Colleagues,I have served our organization in elected positions for almost eight straight years, and I am happy to be able to write you one last time about the state of our organization before stepping down and taking on the much lighter duties of...
CCCC Secretary's Report, 2015-2016
CCCCC Executive Committee Meeting Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 23, 2015The Executive Committee met at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, with Howard Tinberg presiding. The following substantive motions were passed:15E.26 Motion:...
Doing Translingual Dispositions
The 2011 College English manifesto, Language Difference in Writing: Toward a Translingual Turn," written by Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur, and endorsed by fifty established scholars in US college composition, encourages...
From the Editor
Colleagues: I am pleased to present to you the December 2016 issue of College Composition and Communication. As usual for the December issue, this one features the CCCC 2016 Chairs Address and Report, as well as the Secretary's Report, in addition to...
Mobile Bodies: Triggering Bodily Uptake through Movement
In the oft-quoted Rhetorical Bodies, Jack Selzer states, "Words have been mattering more than matter" (4). Since its publication, many scholars have taken up considering how the ways we inhabit and use our bodies are integral to methods of teaching,...
Response to Zachary C. Beare and Marcus Meade's "The Most Important Project of Our Time! Hyperbole as a Discourse Feature of Student Writing"
Joanne AddisonUniversity of Colorado DenverI greatly appreciated Zachary C. Beare and Marcus Meade's study of hyperbole in student writing. Research that seeks to understand and honor student writing as it is, rather than deconstruct it in the ways we...
The Physical Mundane as Topos: Walking/Dwelling/Using as Rhetorical Invention
In an effort to increase its undergraduate population by five thousand students, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), like many universities attempting to grow, has restructured its recruitment strategies and started reconstructing its physical...
Veterans in the Writing Classroom: Three Programmatic Approaches to Facilitate the Transition from the Military to Higher Education
The purpose of this article is to report on institutional approaches to veteran enrollments in writing classes and to recommend a reorientation of those approaches toward asset-based professional orientation and course development. These recommendations...
What Writers Do: Behaviors, Behaviorism, and Writing Studies
It's a story so familiar it's parabolic:The dreaded moment has arrived: the committee charged with revising the general education program has turned its attention to the learning goals for writing, which I, as WPA, have drafted. The learning goals I've...
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