Why WID? Advantages and Approaches to Teaching Writing in the Disciplines: featuring Susan Miller-Cochran

Created by gillian.daniels Employee on Sep 18, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Webinar

Starts at 1:00 PM ยท Ends at 2:00 PM, EST (America/New_York)

  • Alanya Harter
  • Elizabeth Uva
  • Melissa (Famiglietti) Rodriguez
  • Emily Rowin
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  • Katherine O'Meara
  • Joseph Paszek
  • Dalyn Luedtke



Susan Miller-Cochran

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College writing programs increasingly are expected to teach students transferable skills that prepare them for the thinking, reading, and writing needs of other disciplines and their professional lives beyond college. This Webinar addresses advantages to using a Writing in the Disciplines approach, especially for transfer of knowledge in and from the writing classroom. We discuss several approaches to teaching Writing in the Disciplines in foundational courses that build on the expertise of English writing instructors, and we’ll share specific, class-tested assignments and how they might be used in writing classes.



Susan Miller-Cochran, now Director of the Writing Program at the University of Arizona, helped shape the First-Year Writing Program at North Carolina State University while she served as Director from 2007-2015.  Her research focuses on instructional technology, ESL writing, and writing program administration. Her work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and she is also an editor of Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton Press, 2009) and Strategies for Teaching First-Year Composition (NCTE, 2002). Before joining the faculty at NC State, she was a faculty member at Mesa Community College (AZ). She has served on the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and the Executive Board of the Carolinas Writing Program Administrators. She currently serves as President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.