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Supporting Scholarly Exchange About Communication Across the Disciplines

Some Updates from the Clearinghouse

The WAC Clearinghouse Seeks Book Series Editors and Associate Editors

The WAC Clearinghouse is pleased to announce openings for positions as book series editors and associate editors. For full consideration, please apply before December 4, 2023. View the position descriptions and application details

WAC Clearinghouse Names Four New Scholar Fellows. The WAC Clearinghouse is delighted to announce its inaugural fellowship recipients for 2023-2024.

  • Hannah Locher, a doctoral student at The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the Susan H. McLeod New Scholar Fellowship. Locher will be working with the Across the Disciplines editorial team to update the ATD style guide.
  • Macy Dunklin, a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the Will Hochman New Scholar Fellowship. Dunklin will create and oversee a special section on WAC and Adult Learners in The WAC Journal’s regular issue and arrange a mini conference around the topic of the special section to help promote the journal.
  • Leah Heilig, an assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Rhode Island, is the recipient of the Charles Bazerman New Scholar Fellowship. Heilig will work with the Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition series to design and circulate a survey to explore the themes and approaches to narrating the field that readers would like to see in the series. 
  • Stephie Minjung Kang, a doctoral student at Michigan State University, has been awarded an editorial fellowship to work with the International Exchanges on the Study of Writing book series. Kang will develop an edited collection for the series.

The WAC Clearinghouse New Scholar Fellowships, which are either six- or 12-month appointments, were generously funded by donors and were created to provide opportunities for new and early career scholars who are interested in expanding their editorial and administrative experience through involvement in one or more of our publishing venues. 

The WAC Repository publishes its first article. The editors of the WAC Repository are thrilled to announce the publication of “FAQs about Language and Linguistics in Writing,” by Laura Aull and Shawna Shapiro. Laura Aull is an Associate Professor and Writing Program Director at the University of Michigan, and Shawna Shapiro is an Associate Professor at Middlebury College. This peer-reviewed article explores how rhetoric, linguistics, and writing intersect and diverge, overlap and interact through a series of three frequently asked questions: “What does linguistics add to rhetorical approaches to writing? What linguistics insights might be most useful for writing teachers and researchers? How can linguistics help us to work more effectively and equitably with student writers?” Read the full article here.

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Explore the Clearinghouse

Welcome to the WAC Clearinghouse. We are an open-access publishing collaborative that draws on the contributions of more than 180 scholars from six continents. Our members serve in editorial roles ranging from journal and book series editors and editorial staff members to peer-reviewers and editorial board members. We publish articles and books of interest to both the writing-across-the-curriculum community and the larger writing studies community. We support research on the use of writing to support learning and teaching. And we provide a wide range of web-based resources for instructors who wish to use writing in their courses. You can access our publications, use the CompPile database, and access resources through the following links.

Books: The Clearinghouse offers more than 200 open-access, scholarly books, including original monographs and edited collections. View our books.
Journals: The Clearinghouse publishes, hosts, or provides access to the archives for several refereed, open-access journals. View our journals.
CompPile: The leading database in the field of writing studies, CompPile allows ready reference to writing studies scholarship from 1939 to the present. View CompPile.
Resources: View the WAC Repository for peer-reviewed and crowd-sourced resources that support the use of writing in courses across the disciplines.
Community: Learn about the many organizations and groups, that comprise the WAC community.
News: Catch up on the latest news in the WAC and writing studies communities.
WAC Awards: The Clearinghouse and the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum sponsor awards for WAC scholarship, program development, and achievements.
Contributors: More than 2500 individuals have contributed work in the open-access books and journals on this site.

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