White-Farnham co-editor of new book on writing curriculum
A project four years in the making has finally been completed for UW-Superior associate professor and Writing Coordinator Dr. Jamie White-Farnham. Writing Program Architecture, a new book featuring 30 writing programs from around the country and their innovative approaches to teaching writing in a variety of institutions, has recently been published.
“One of the chapters is devoted to the UW-Superior Basic Writing curriculum, which co-enrolls students who need support in the mainstream writing course while providing upper-class mentors,” said White-Farnham. “The two instructors in this program, John McCormick, Heather McGrew and myself co-wrote the chapter.”
Writing Program Architecture provides information concerning the significant material, logistical and rhetorical features of writing programs. Presenting the realities of 30 diverse and award-winning programs, contributors to the volume describe reporting lines, funding sources, jurisdictions, curricula and other critical programmatic matters and provide insight into their program histories, politics and philosophies.
White-Farnham shared editing responsibilities with Bryna Siegel Finer, an associate professor, director of Liberal Studies English, and the founding director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
“Bryna and I were both new in our jobs,” said White-Farnham. “We were constantly asking the same questions. So we took this as an opportunity to help others in a similar situation.”
This long-distance partnership was an exercise in dedication with more than 40 collaborators for the book.
“It feels very good to have this project completed,” said White-Farnham. “Bryna and I have already started a second book. We feel like we have so much more knowledge we need to put to use.”
The book is published by University Press of Colorado-Utah State University Press and is also available on Amazon.