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

September 3, 2018
OJELA, Winter/Spring 2019: Leading Literate Lives Call for Manuscripts

The Ohio Journal of English Language Arts has issued a call for manuscripts for the Winter/Spring 2019 issue, focused on the theme, Leading Literate Lives. The issue will “examine the role of literacy in all subject areas and the intersection of content area literacy and ELA.” OJELA is a publication of OCTELA, the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.

Submissions are due by October 15, 2018.

July 31, 2018
2018 English Across the Curriculum Conference

The second International Conference on English Across the Curriculum (EAC) will be held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on December 4th and 5th, 2018, with pre-conference workshops on December 3rd, 2018. 

July 26, 2018
WAC-GO Leadership Opportunities

WAC-GO is excited to announce available Leadership Team positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.

July 23, 2018
OWC Community Call for Submissions

The OWC Community is seeking of submissions on a range of topics that impact the work we do in writing cetners online.

June 20, 2018
IWAC 2020

Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, has been selected as the next site for the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. The conference will be held from June 3rd through 7th, 2020. The WAC Summer Institute will precede the conference. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.