MLA proposal to change how professors are hired and promoted draws generally strong support -- and some objections on details.
Panel wants departments to move beyond literature -- with overhauls in staffing and curriculum for undergrad and Ph.D. education.
Delegate Assembly rejects the use of the term "illegal alien" -- while measure to defend Ward Churchill is cast aside.
Administrators bar selection of noted writer's work for freshmen to read because he was once in jail.
Professors of writing and rhetoric consider evolution of their role -- and the questions raised by more independence.
To demonstrate flaws of SAT writing test, MIT professor coached student on how to get a good score on a lousy essay -- and pulled it off.
As curricular approach spreads, composition professors adopt "best practices" statement.
At community colleges, those who teach writing have far more students per semester than may be educationally sound, survey finds.
Panel faulted for ignoring humanities, urged to shun No Child Left Behind model, and praised for talking about standards.
U. of Denver aims to redefine not only how freshmen are taught, but the relationship between those who teach it and other faculty.
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