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WAC Resources

The Clearinghouse offers numerous resources for WAC scholars, program administrators, and faculty, including our introduction to WAC, our WAC Links, a list of WAC programs, lists of scholarly journals and email lists, and several special areas devoted to issues such as writing fellows programs and teaching second-language learners.

An Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum

This introduction to writing across the curriculum provides an overview of key concepts, offers advice based on research, theory, and practice, and provides examples and materials that will support the effective use of writing in courses across the disciplines.

Statement of WAC Principles and Practices

Endorsed by the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs and the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Statement of WAC Principles and Practices offers guidance on the design, development, and operation of WAC programs.

WAC Bibliography

The bibliography, developed and presented in collaboration with CompPile, supports teachers across the disciplines who are interested in using writing and speaking in their courses; scholars who are interested in WAC theory and research; and program administrators, designers, and developers who have interests in the latest work in faculty outreach, program design, and assessment.

WAC Links

These links pages point to useful online resources for designing, developing, and maintaining healthy writing initiatives in schools and colleges. 

WAC Programs

View descriptions of WAC programs. 

The WAC Summer Institute

Planning is underway for a three-day WAC Institute to be offered in summer 2019. The Institute's primary goal will be to assist new and prospective leaders of WAC/WID or similar initiatives in the US and internationally in planning and developing their programs. The Institute will also support experienced directors who face new challenges or wish to expand, update, or revitalize their programs. 

REx: The Research Exchange

Operating under the auspices of the WAC Clearinghouse, REx receives reports on contemporary writing research from active researchers, and periodically REx peer-reviews and publishes those reports online through a searchable database that enables users to search for models, methods, and collaborators. Learn more about REx by visiting its website.

Conference Proceedings and Archives

View archived conference materials and proceedings from the International Writing Across the Curriculum conference (since 2006) and the 2003 National Conference on Student Writing and Critical Thinking in Agriculture.

Writing Enriched Curriculum

The WEC model, developed at the University of Minnesota, offers a faculty-driven approach to supporting effective and relevant writing and writing instruction within an undergraduate curriculum. Learn more about this innovative model, gleaned from three decades of research, at the University of Minnesota WAC Program website.

Consortium on Graduate Communication

The Consortium on Graduate Communication is an international association whose members provide professional development in written, oral, and multimodal communication to students before and during their (post-)graduate academic and professional programs. CGC members work with graduate students in their first and second/additional languages.

Writing Fellows Programs

View descriptions of writing fellows programs, links to resources relevant to writing fellows programs, and a bibliography of sources related to the use of writing fellows to support writing across the disciplines.

WAC and Second-Language Writing

View suggestions for approaches to advocating for second-language writers through WAC/WID, bibliographic resources, and links to resources useful for bringing a multilinguistic and multicultural lens to faculty development, programming, practice, and research.

WAC and Writing Journals

The scholarly journals listed on this page are available online and/or in print. Whenever possible, a link has been provided to a website associated with a journal. 

WAC and Writing Email Lists and Groups

View email discussion lists related to writing across the curriculum. 

National Census of Writing

Launched in March 2013, the National Census of Writing seeks to provide a data-based landscape of writing instruction at two- and four-year public and not-for-profit institutions of higher education in the United States. It provides empirical data that can help ground the design and administration of writing programs, writing across the curriculum programs, and writing centers.

Rhetorlist tracks new books that address in rhetoric and writing, composition studies, technical communication, and related disciplines. The list is maintained by Tim Lockridge, a member of the faculty in the Department of English at Miami University (in Oxford, Ohio).