News, Events, and Calls

Traci Gardner
- Traci Gardner, News Editor

We publish news from the WAC and writing communities. Visit to catch up on upcoming conferences, see calls for proposals, notices of newly published books and other scholarly projects, stories of WAC programs and practitioners in the news. If you have WAC news you want to share, please send a note to WACClearinghouseNews@gmail.com.

CSURF Celebrates Undergraduate Research From Across the Curriculum
May 8, 2018
CSURF Celebrates Undergraduate Research From Across the Curriculum

The link leads to a PDF for the conference program for The Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF). CSURF highlights the accomplishments of undergraduates from Colorado College, the United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Pikes Peak Community College. Over 400 students showcased research from in the Arts, Humanities, Engineering, and Natural and Social Sciences.

Join the New Association for Writing Across the Curriculum
May 2, 2018
Join the New Association for Writing Across the Curriculum

Read details on the newly-formed Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC), including information on becoming a member and participating on committees and the executive board.

Not It! Resistance to Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
April 28, 2018
Not It! Resistance to Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum

 Kathleen Daly, Assistant Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum at UW-Madison describes how she addresses a key point of faculty resistance to assigning and teaching more writing in their courses: “How do I teach writing without having to cut out course content?” Daly describes a faculty development course she designed -- "Expeditions in Learning: Exploring How Students Learn with Writing Across the Curriculum" -- that helps address that understandable concern.

Tips for Teaching and Assessing Writing (for Faculty in All Disciplines)
April 27, 2018
Tips for Teaching and Assessing Writing (for Faculty in All Disciplines)

This GradHacker post by Brady Krien makes a nice handout. If you're doing a workshop or talk for graduate teaching assistants in programs across the curriculum, it can serve as lovely leave behind.

Is WAC Part of Your Tenure and Promotion Story?
April 25, 2018
Is WAC Part of Your Tenure and Promotion Story?

Christine Tulley, professor of English and the academic career development coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Findlay, shares smart advice on creating a compelling tenure and promotion narrative. One of her prompts for faculty includes looking at their contributions to writing assessment and writing across the curriculum.

WEC Institute and Symposium
April 7, 2018
4th Biennial WEC Symposium

The WEC Institute and WEC Symposium  will be held April 18-20th at the University of Minnesota.

WAC Standing Group Seeks Members and Incoming Chair
April 7, 2018
WAC Standing Group Seeks Members and Incoming Chair

Join the group or nominate its next chair.

WAC Clearinghouse Seeking Associate Editors
March 23, 2018
WAC Clearinghouse Seeking Associate Editors

The search for associate editors for our book series is now closed and applications are under review. 

Help Launch a New WAC Organization
November 1, 2017
AWAC

A working group has been meeting for the past several months to develop a framework for the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC).

IWAC 2018 On Tap
November 1, 2017
IWAC 2018

The International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference will be held at Auburn University on June 4-6, 2018. Registrations are being accepted.