The WAC Clearinghouse and the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC) are excited to announce the WAC Repository, a new journal focusing on WAC resources that pertain to WAC administration and pedagogy. The WAC Repository invites anyone involved in WAC (administrators, educators, scholars, and students) to consider submitting. Please help us provide the WAC community with the opportunity to view a variety of materials that support WAC work at institutions of all sizes and scopes.
The WAC Repository is currently seeking articles that will be peer-reviewed and published on a rolling basis. These articles will then be collected and archived in volumes annually.
The WAC Repository’s mission is to support teachers of writing across the disciplines and writing program administrators by creating a digital collection of peer-reviewed articles pertaining to WAC administration and pedagogy, as well as by housing various curated lists, crowd-sourced materials, collections, and exhibits. Through exchanges about implementing WAC principles and best practices in local contexts, the WAC Repository will prompt cross-institutional conversations and make visible the work of WAC practitioners, administrators, and stakeholders.
The WAC Repository sees the organizing principles available here as informing submissions. Submitted materials are expected to reflect some—but not all—of these principles. These principles fall into the following categories: instruction and pedagogy; student engagement; culture/community; program development; and assessment.
The types of articles the WAC Repository is looking to publish include the following:
Length: 1,500-2,500 words plus artifact
These course and program materials highlight WAC theories and evidence-based practices in application in local contexts.
The critical reflection should describe the course, program, and/or institutional context; link the artifact to theories or evidence-based practices; explain the rationale of its design and design process; and critically reflect on the advantages and limitations of this artifact. Please also speak to how readers might adapt or translate this artifact for other contexts.
Artifacts might take the form of handouts, presentation slides, outlines of workshops or activities, promotional marketing tools, videos, assignments, rubrics, and other suitable media
Length: 1,500-2,500 words
Each profile offers a holistic description of a WAC program and its local context. Please include a brief history of the program, its goals and mission, what theories or research inform the program, the program’s makeup and structure, its offerings by way of services and/or courses, and factors that constrain and encourage the program’s sustainability.
While one goal of this type of submission is to share history and context, another is to share recommendations for current and future WAC program administrators and educators, so profile authors might reflect on elements of the program they would reinvent or build differently or share advice informed by their leadership or participation in the program.
Length: 1,500-2,500 words
These critical accounts are shared by WAC administrators, faculty across the disciplines, graduate students, tutors in centers/studios, and any other WAC participants or stakeholders. Highlighting a wide variety of experiences, positionalities, and perspectives, these pieces aim to foster reflection on meaningful WAC practices, pivotal moments in WAC program development, program leadership, equity and justice, and community or coalition building, among other topics.
Submissions will be made through the WAC Clearinghouse’s Submission Portal.
The first review of submissions will begin on May 15, 2022.