The Writing Across the Curriculum Graduate Organization (WAC-GO) seeks to increase mentoring to and support for graduate students with an interest in Writing Across the Curriculum research, program administration, or teaching. This informal organization works closely with other WAC-related entities to promote graduate student scholarship, seek out funding and support for graduate student research activities, and connect graduate students with cross-institutional research, administrative, and teaching mentors.
To join WAC-GO, email email@example.com with the subject “Join WAC-GO.” Include your name, standing, and institution.
Read more about the organization in our constitution and bylaws, and follow us on Facebook (@WACGO) and Twitter (@WAC__GO)! pace
9/5/17: IWAC 2018 Scholarship Applications due October 31, 2017
9/2/17: Welcome Letter, Fall 2017
We would like to invite you to participate in whichever of our three main projects for the Fall semester interest you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can get involved!
“New to WAC” Info-Doc: This info-doc is meant to introduce graduate students in rhetoric and composition and other related fields to WAC as a field. It will define WAC/WID, situate WAC’s relationship to other similar writing and academic programs, demonstrate the value of WAC, outline the practice operations of WAC, and illustrate was occurs at WAC “locations.”
WAC Bibliographies: We would also like to compile several WAC-related bibliographies on a variety of topics in the field. If you are a recent doctoral candidate who has compiled WAC reading lists, or if you have taken coursework in WAC topics, please send us your lists and your syllabi as a starting points!
Bi-Monthly Newsletter: Finally, we will also continue to distribute our bi-monthly newsletter in order to highlight WAC scholarship/practice while creating avenues for WAC-related collaboration. If you would like to contribute a short column to our newsletter, submit your ideas here!
7/25/17: Resource Survey Report, 2017pace
A Quick-Guide to Research Questions & Methods in WAC Scholarship
This document breaks down the research questions, methods, analysis, and conclusion of five different WAC studies between 2011 and 2016. This quick-guide is meant to provide an overview of the kinds of questions you might ask as a WAC researcher, what kinds of methods answer those questions, and what kind of conclusions can be drawn based on the data analysis.
Webinar: “Quantitative Design in WAC Studies”
Doing quantitative research requires knocking down cliches, inaccuracies, and misunderstandings about using numbers to understand writing. Simply put, quantitative research sets up a specific kind of argument and answers specific kinds of questions that cannot necessarily be answered with qualitative methods.
The purpose of this webinar is to discuss and analyze what kinds of research questions in WAC can be answered most effectively with quantitative designs. As a result, this webinar should give ideas on how to set up and where to find resources for new quantitative studies in WAC, composition, and writing studies generally.
Watch the screencast of this webinar in the two videos below, or you can access the slides here!
We are currently in the process of compiling bibliographies on a number of topics in WAC/WID.
If you have recently completed exam lists in WAC, or if you have taken coursework in WAC, send your readings lists and your syllabi our way at email@example.com so we can integrate the sources into our bibliographies!
The Cross-Institutional Mentoring Program pairs graduate students interested in WAC/WID work with established scholar-practitioners within WAC Studies at different universities. This program is especially meant to provide one-on-one mentorship to graduate students who do not have access to WAC mentors, WAC coursework, or WAC opportunities in their graduate programs.
Participants in this program define and develop their mentoring relationships by setting their own goals, expectations, and activities over two semesters (Fall and Spring). Some of these activities might include: video chatting regularly, sharing drafts of recent work, emailing regularly, collaborating on projects, or socializing at conferences.
WAC-GO is currently in its pilot year of this program, supporting 4 mentor-mentee pairs for Fall 2017-Spring 2018. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee in this program, keep an eye out for our call next August 2018.
Leadership Team 2017-2018
Twitter: @WAC__GO (two underscores)