Exemplary WAC Program Awards Nomination FormĀ 

Preliminary Information.


Select Award Level:

  • Award for Exemplary Emerging WAC Program (1-5 years)
  • Award for Exemplary Established WAC Program (6-10 years)
  • Award for Exemplary Enduring WAC Program (11+ years)


Email Address(es): 

URL (if applicable):

Part 1. Nomination Information.


Submission Information: 

  • Name of person submitting application
  • Relationship to program
  • Email address

Program Information: 

  • Program name
  • Year founded
  • Number of years programs has existed
  • Institution name
  • Where program is housed
  • Institutional support (e.g., course release for director(s), budget, etc.)

Program Leadership:

Note: We acknowledge that folks who engage in WAC work can be in several different types of lines/positions. Applicants are encouraged to list who best fits the leadership team and the leadership positions they occupy.

  • Program director(s) 
  • Associate director(s)
  • Assistant director(s)
  • Other (e.g., advisory committee, etc.)

Part 2. Introduce your WAC Program.


Describe your WAC program infrastructure:

  • Address structures, features, and support. 
  • Discuss the thinking and decision-making that led to these structures. 
  • For established and enduring program applications, describe how the program's infrastructure has evolved over time.

Note: This should be no longer than two pages. Please format as follows: Times New Roman, 11 pt. font, single-spaced, one-inch margins.

Part 3. Examine WAC Principles & Practices that make your program exemplary. 


Select three areas to focus on: 

  • Area 1: Instruction and Pedagogy
  • Area 2: Student Engagement
  • Area 3: Culture/Community
  • Area 4: Program Development and Growth
  • Area 5: Assessment

For each area, your examination should include the following three components: 

  • Narrative
  • Support/data (qualitative/quantitative)
  • Reflection

Note: You may provide up to two pages per area. Please see the Application Appendix for examples to show how programs might address the various WAC Principles & Practices. No supplemental materials or extra attachments should be included.