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.

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.

April 7, 2018
4th Biennial WEC Symposium

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

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

Join the group or nominate its next chair.