Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Training Seminar Series
The Writing Across Curriculum Program is pleased to announce its 2013 Fall WAC Training Seminar Series in support of university-wide writing as well as innovation and instructional improvement in general education. 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. Eligible participants are graduate assistants, adjuncts, instructors, or tenure-track faculty who teach or plan to teach a WAC designated course within six months of participating in the seminar.
As part of our ongoing commitment to providing support, the WAC program will be offering two, two-day, two-and-a-half hour training seminars this fall for WAC certification.
Both of the available WAC training seminars will take place this fall on the following dates:
Wednesday, Sept. 18th and Wednesday, Sept. 25th from 9:30-12:00 in GS 214B (videoconferencing available)
Thursday, October 10th and Thursday, October 17th from 2:00-4:30 in GS 214B (videoconferencing available)
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.
Faculty must receive WAC training within one semester of teaching their first WAC course. Thus, if instructors are currently teaching a WAC course without training, they will not be able to teach a WAC course again until they participate in a WAC seminar.
After attending the five-hour WAC training seminar (one of the two-day workshops), tenure line faculty will receive a $400 stipend. Likewise, instructors will receive a $125 stipend, and adjuncts will receive a $100 stipend.
As we will only be able to accommodate 15 attendees in each of the seminars, we ask that you register as early as possible. Please complete the application form (word or pdf format) to RSVP to Julianne Curran (email@example.com) by Wednesday, September 11th for the September sessions and by Thursday, October 3rd for the October sessions. The application form can be filled out by hand or online, then scan and email to Julianne or send via interoffice mail to GS 215D.