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.

EAC Deadline Extended
September 17, 2018
EAC Deadline Extended

Due to server problems when Hong Kong was hit by a super typhoon (Category 4 hurricane equivalent) in the last two days, the deadline for abstract submission to the 2nd English Across the Curriculum (EAC) Conference is postponed until this Wednesday 19 September 2018, 12.00 midnight Hong Kong time.

CFP for the Pedagogy & Popular Culture  Area of SWPACA
September 14, 2018
CFP for the Pedagogy & Popular Culture area of SWPACA
OJELA, Winter/Spring 2019: Leading Literate Lives Call for Manuscripts
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.

2018 English Across the Curriculum Conference
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. 

WAC-GO Leadership Opportunities
July 26, 2018
WAC-GO Leadership Opportunities

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

Online Writing Centers Community Seeks Contributors
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.

IWAC 2020 Host Announced
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. 

CSURF Celebrates Undergraduate Research From Across the Curriculum
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.

Join the New Association for Writing Across the Curriculum
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.

Not It! Resistance to Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
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.