In our ten-course pilot of Domain of One's Own at Emory, we will assist you and your students to acquire your own domains (janefaculty.net, joestudent.com). More important, we'll help you to imagine how to use curriculum to drive creative and thoughtful use of those spaces. The space survives your class. One common use of these domains is as a portfolio for graduate-school and employment applications, permitting students to curate and feature their most innovative multimedia coursework--such as design portfolios, journalism, activist video, remix art, interviews, editions, translations, maps, musical compositions and theatrical performances, photo galleries, oral history, archives, exhibits and finding aids.
What is a writing program? During the present revolution in scholarly and professional communication, writing programs provide leadership across the campus--and beyond.
The Emory College Writing Program is in development. At present writing at Emory is not coordinated or organized into a program, but includes independent, mostly unled elements. These include a first-year requirement from which many students are exempted, a writing center with a dedicated tutorial mission, and a writing-in-the-disciplines requirement.
We hope to grow Emory's investment in writing into step with disciplinary norms. Composition and rhetoric has since the mid 1960s emerged as a large interdisciplinary body of scholarship within and beyond English studies, intersecting education, communications, creative writing, and media studies, among other fields. In 2005 the National Research Council added the field to its taxonomy:
At present roughly one in three tenure-track positions advertised in the English MLA job list is in rhetoric and composition, and placement of doctorates in the field ranges from 90 to 100%. This is not a recent phenomenon; rhet-comp positions have consistently remained at or above 25% of all MLA English positions for over two decades. These tenure-track positions have helped hundreds of campuses develop extensive vertical writing curricula, far beyond the first year, representing countless tracks, certificates, and degree programs at all levels.
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