Fall 2020 WAC Training Seminars
FAU is pleased to announce its Fall 2020 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 WAC training seminars will be held in a live virtual meeting. Both sessions are for two days, for 3 hours each day.
Faculty need to sign up for ONLY one session but are expected to attend both days in that session in order to receive the stipend and participation credit. (Note: At this time, there is not a stipend for GTAs who are required to participate as part of their teaching assignment.)
BOTH Thursday, September 10th and Thursday, September 17th
live virtual meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sign up deadline: Friday, September 4th
BOTH Friday, October 2nd and Friday, October 9th
live virtual meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sign up deadline: Friday, September 25th
Please sign up as early as possible as we can only accommodate a limited number of participants.
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 six-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. GTAs must participate in this training as part of their teaching assignment.
You may contact Julianne Zvolensky with any questions about the seminar.