The International Network of Writing-across-the Curriculum Programs (INWAC) is an informal community of teachers, researchers, and institutions. All of us are involved in some way with the development of writing across the curriculum (WAC) and in disciplines (WID) locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally. Since November 2006, INWAC entered a partnerhsip with the WAC Clearinghouse to support individuals and programs around the world with the following:
Joining INWAC is as easy as joining the Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse is a free, member-driven Web site. Similarly, joining INWAC is free. When you create a Clearinghouse account, you are invited to display your name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information in the INWAC Membership Directory. Anyone who has logged into their account in the past two years and has agreed to display their membership information will appear in the Directory. Creating a Clearinghouse account also allows you to share information about your institution and any WAC/WID-related activities you've undertaken or are planning. To update the information displayed in the INWAC Membership Directory record, simply visit the Update Account page in the Clearinghouse. Providing this information will help members from around the world learn from one another about local initiatives.
Annual meetings of INWAC (formerly the National Network of WAC Programs) have been held since 1981 at the annual conventions of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. These meetings are conducted by the INWAC consultants board. The meetings are issues-and-problems workshops, with the agenda set by the concerns of those present, each roundtable moderated by a member of the board. Beginning in 2007, at least one annual meeting of INWAC, following a similar format, will be held at an international conference at a site outside the U.S. Watch this site for announcements.
Publications: During its 25-year history, INWAC has co-sponsored three collections of essays for WAC/WID program developers:
Our partnership with the Clearinghouse makes readily accessible to INWAC members a growing list of new and previously-published books in WAC/WID. Essentially, this partnership allows the Clearinghouse to serve as the publishing arm of INWAC.