Opening Keynote Address: Terry Myers Zawacki

ZawackiResearching the Local / Writing the International: Developing Culturally Inclusive WAC Programs and Practices

Downloads: Terry Myers Zawacki's luncheon address and the accompanying bibliography.

Terry Myers Zawacki is associate professor of English and director of George Mason University's Writing Across the Curriculum program. Her publications include the co-authored Engaged Writers and Dynamic Disciplines: Research on the Academic Writing Life and articles on writing assessment, writing centers and writing fellows, alternative discourses, writing in learning communities, and feminism and composition. Dr. Zawacki serves on the editorial board of Across the Disciplines and on the review board for the Digital Books series on the WAC Clearinghouse, for which she is also Writing Fellows section editor. She is a member of the Consultants Board of the International WAC Network and the CCCC Committee on the Globalization of Postsecondary Writing Instruction and Research. Her current research interests focus on writing instruction transnationally and what WAC programs and writing centers need to learn from second language scholarship and practice to work effectively with multi-lingual writers. To that end, she is investigating the academic writing identities of multilingual students, faculty perceptions of "accented" writing across disciplines, and how both get complicated in our current assessment culture.