Registration for the 2022 WEC Institute is now open. This virtual, two-day event will be held May 5—6, 2022. Details below and on the institute website.
This is the second international WEC institute; the first, held on the University of Minnesota campus in 2018, drew participants from 34 national and international institutions. Participation in this virtual event is free of cost.
Purposes: to consider theoretical and pragmatic components of the Writing-Enriched Curriculum (WEC) model*, celebrate its diverse context-specific applications, adapt implementation efforts to new teaching circumstances, pandemic related and otherwise, scrutinize direct and indirect assessment data, and discuss pragmatics involved with programmatic launches, implementation, assessment, and sustainability.
Designed for: WAC/WID professionals, faculty members, and administrators from universities and colleges in the US and abroad including those who are already implementing WEC initiatives, those who are interested in launching a WEC initiative, and those who are interested in researching the approach. Registration from institutional teams composed of WAC administrators and faculty members is encouraged. Individual registrants can be organized into teams by institute hosts to ensure information sharing across concurrent events. Participation in team discussions is always optional and always encouraged.
Program: a sequence of lively and interactive discussions, panels, and small group consultations will be punctuated by opportunities for teams to debrief and for individuals to network. Discussion topics will range from the pragmatic to the theoretical. See preview program on the site.
Logistics: The institute will take place May 5-6, 2022, 9:00–5 PM Central Standard Time. It will involve a combination of Zoom and Google Workspace (sites, slides, docs, etc.) to meet, discuss ideas, and exchange resources. Register via the institute website.
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*For more information about WEC see Writing-Enriched Curricula: Models of Faculty-Driven and Departmental Transformation (2021) and the University of Minnesota’s Writing-Enriched Curriculum website.