This article details the impact of austerity measures on writing students and teachers at an open-access institution. By interrogating the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing, the authors argue that resilience is a concept ultimately imposed primarily on students, faculty, and staff with the least cultural, fiscal, and educational capital.
Inequitable Austerity: Pedagogies of Resilience and Resistance in Composition
Joanne Baird Giordano, Holly Hassel, Jennifer Heinert, Katie Kalish, and Cassandra Phillips teach first-year and developmental writing at the University of Wisconsin Colleges. After this piece was written (and after years of budget reductions, consolidation efforts, elimination of student support services, and staff layoffs), in 2017 the UW System president announced plans to dissolve the UW Colleges as an institution as yet another austerity measure.
Katie Kalish, Holly Hassel, Cassandra Phillips, Jennifer Heinert, Joanne Baird Giordano; Inequitable Austerity: Pedagogies of Resilience and Resistance in Composition. Pedagogy 1 April 2019; 19 (2): 261–281. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-7295934
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