Spring 2014 WAC Training Seminars
FAU is pleased to announce its 2014 Spring WAC Training Seminar Series in support of innovation and instructional improvement in general education. 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. Interested faculty should review the criteria for College Writing II Replacement Courses and 2000-4000 level Writing Across the Curriculum courses at www.fau.edu/WAC.
The training sessions will be held on the Boca Raton campus (video conferencing is available).
BOTH Tues., Feb. 18 th AND Tues., Feb. 25 th from 9:30 -- 12:00 in GS 214B (videoconferencing is 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 located here (electronic or printed format) or on the left under the link for "5-Hour WAC Training Application." Please RSVP to Julianne Curran (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday, February 11 th for the February sessions. The application form can be filled out by hand or online, then scanned and emailed to Julianne Curran or sent via interoffice mail to GS 215D.