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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.
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.
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.
The WEC Institute and WEC Symposium will be held April 18-20th at the University of Minnesota.
Join the group or nominate its next chair.
The search for associate editors for our book series is now closed and applications are under review.
A working group has been meeting for the past several months to develop a framework for the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC).
The International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference will be held at Auburn University on June 4-6, 2018. Registrations are being accepted.
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.
Asao B. Inoue's book, Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future, has been selected as the winner of both the 2017 CCCC Outstanding Book Award and the Council of Writing Program Administrators Outstanding Book Award.