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

March 23, 2019
Fifty Years of WAC: Where have we been? Where are we going?

The presentation "Fifty Years of WAC: Where have we been? Where are we going?" was presented at the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh.

March 20, 2019
Analyzing Sources in the WAC Classroom

Students analyze quotations to increase understanding, as shown in the related image.

March 19, 2019
Network Sense Selected for 2019 CCCC Research Impact Award

Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline, by Derek N. Mueller, has been selected as winner of the 2019 Research Impact Award by the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The award is presented annually to "the empirical research publication in the previous two years that most advances the mission of the organization or the needs of the profession." Mueller's book appears in the #writing series, edited by Cheryl E. Ball. Mueller's book is the first to be published in the series. 

March 9, 2019
Kindergartners Writing Across the Curriculum

These kindergartners are writing across the curriculum to share their love of @FirstInMath

March 6, 2019
WAC-GO Webinar Scheduled for April 12

WAC-GO, the WAC Graduate Organization, will host a webinar on “Entering the Community: Building a Professional Identity in WAC.” The webinar is scheduled for Friday, April 12 at 2:30 PM CST.

March 5, 2019
WAC-GO CCCC 2019 Guide

The WAC-GO Executive Board has compiled a CCCC 2019 reference guide listing sessions more geared toward graduate students or WAC/WID-related research.

March 3, 2019
2019 WAC Standing Group Meeting at CCCC

The 2019 WAC Standing Group Meeting at CCCC will take place from 3:30-4:30 PM at 401 David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, on Friday, March 15th.

February 21, 2019
Association for Writing Across the CurriculumĀ Business Meeting

All are invited to the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum Business Meeting, which will be held at CCCC in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, March 16, from 8:00-9:15 am (EST) in Convention Center room 406.

February 20, 2019
2019 LRNG Innovators Challenge: From Passion to Purpose

John Legend’s The Show Me Campaign is working with the National Writing Project to provide funding to teams of PreK-12 teachers and collaborators from other learning-centered organizations (like libraries and museum) with LRNG Innovators grants.

February 19, 2019
Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets: The Teacher's Attitude Is as Important as the Student's

Researchers Mary Murphy (principal investigator), Elizabeth Canning, Dorainne Green, and Katherine Muenks report that STEM teachers who believe in a growth mindset are more likely to have students who have stronger performance in the classroom.