Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum

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.

If you have ideas or requests for bag lunch or workshop topics, please contact Jeff Galin (jgalin@fau.edu) or Julianne Zvolensky (jzvolensky@fau.edu).

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Spring 2019 WAC Training Seminars

These seminars are intended for faculty members who have not yet participated in a WAC seminar and are teaching, or plan to teach, WAC courses this academic year and those who are planning or teaching courses in FAU’s Scholar’s Program.  

As you may know, FAU formalized its Writing Across Curriculum program in spring 2007.  At that time, the Faculty Senate approved a policy that beginning spring 2008, all faculty (including adjuncts and instructors) who teach WAC designated courses “may do so without training, but only for a single semester.”  Those faculty members must participate in a WAC seminar before teaching another WAC course.

This semester's WAC training seminars will take place on the following dates (video conferencing available):

Session 1:
BOTH Tuesday, January 22nd and Tuesday, January 29th
from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in GS 214B 


Session 2:
BOTH Wednesday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 13th
from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in GS 214B

Fill out the application form here at least one week in advance of the session you wish to attend. 


National Day on Writing