Fifty Years of WAC: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?

Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University
Pam Childers, The McCallie School
Elaine Maimon, Governors State University
Joan Mullin, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Rich Rice, Texas Tech University
Alisa Russell, Wake Forest University
David R. Russell, Iowa State University

Abstract: On the 50th anniversary of the start of the writing across the curriculum movement, the authors explore the historical foundations of the movement, consider key developments that have occurred since its emergence as one of the most enduring and successful education reform movements in North America, and reflect on potential directions for future growth. The authors include a wide range of voices from the WAC community via quotations from published work and original videos provided by WAC scholars.



Where Have We Been?

Where Are We Going?

Are We There Yet?


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Mike Palmquist
Department of English
Colorado State University

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Palmquist, Mike, Childers, Pam, Maimon, Elaine, Mullin, Joan, Rice, Rich, Russell, Alisa, & Russell, David R. (2020). Fifty years of WAC: Where have we been? Where are we going? Across the Disciplines, 17(3/4), 5-45.

Across the Disciplines
ISSN 554-8244
A Journal of Language, Learning and Academic Writing

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