The University’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program promotes the teaching of writing across all levels and all disciplines. Writing-to-learn activities have proven effective in developing critical thinking skills, learning discipline-specific content, and understanding and building competence in the modes of inquiry and writing for various disciplines and professions. The WAC program’s primary focus is to strengthen the teaching and learning of writing in undergraduate education.
WAC also assists colleges, departments, and individual faculty members with all aspects of the teaching of writing and reading in their disciplines, including designing writing and reading assignments, responding to student writing, designing writing assessment, and using writing to improve critical thinking. WAC collaborates with other faculty development and support programs on campus and provides outreach to high schools and community colleges.
Please check back soon for our upcoming workshops and bag lunch sessions!
In spring 2014, there were two opportunities to participate in the WAC Training Seminar for faculty who teach or plan to teach WAC courses. Check back at the end of the spring term for the schedule of fall 2014 Training Seminar dates! Please see the link for "WAC Training Seminar Series" and return the "5-Hour WAC Training Application" if you are interested in joining the conversation.
Recent bag lunch topics include "Engaged Reading in the Sciences" and "Evaluating Methodology of Research articles in the Social Sciences."