In their history of the Writing Across the Curriculum movement, Bazerman and his colleagues (2005) observe, “As far as has been documented, the earliest Writing Across the Curriculum faculty seminar was led by Barbara Walvoord in 1969-70 at Central College (a four-year liberal arts college in Pella, Iowa)” (p. 26). The Fifteenth International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference marked the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Walvoord’s seminar—and provided an opportunity to celebrate and reflect, individually and as a field, how our well-established educational movement has grown and continues to evolve.
The Fifteenth International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference was hosted by Colorado State University in a virtual format from August 2nd through 6th, 2021. It was originally scheduled for June 2020, but was postponed due to complications brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because the conference was held virtually, all sessions were recorded. Session videos are available through this site. All videos include edited closed captions.
Links to the video for each presentation, including the plenary addresses, can be found in the program.
About the Conference Team: The conference was directed by Mike Palmquist and co-directed by Caleb González, Matthew Klingstedt, Madeline "Annie" Halseth, Jesse McLain, and Michael Todd. The conference planning committee included more than three dozen WAC scholars.
About the Conference Logo: The conference logo celebrates the long history of the conference, picking up on the logo developed for the 2006 conference held at Clemson University.