The CCCC Writing Across the Curriculum Standing Group (WAC SG) was established in April 2017. It was proposed by the board of the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs (INWAC), which had led Special Interest Group meetings at CCCC for over thirty years. The shift to a WAC SG formalizes the relationship with CCCC, creates a rotating elected leadership, and a place on the schedule through a sponsored panel or workshop, as well as an annual business meeting. 

Below, we share the purpose of this group, provide links to the bylaws and membership, and list current and past officers. 


The WAC SG was established in April 2017 and held its first business meeting and sponsored panel at CCCC 2018. The purpose of the WAC SG is to:

  • Discuss possible areas of need in writing across the curriculum, writing in the discipline and writing across communities research within CCCC and in secondary schools, colleges, and universities in the US and abroad.
  • Provide a space for writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, and  writing across communities researchers to network with others in the community with complementary research projects.
  • Advocate for writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, and writing  across communities within CCCC and in K-12 education in the US and internationally.
  • Foster mentorship for graduate students, faculty, and administrators interested in  WAC.
  • Organize special-topic CCCC panels on writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, and writing across communities.

Read the WAC SG bylaws here.

Become a Member

By becoming a member of the WAC SG, you become eligible to vote for the WAC SG incoming chair as well as stand for election. All are welcome: WAC directors, instructors, researchers, and graduate students. Standing group members must be current CCCC members. To become a WAC SG member, complete this brief form.

Propose a WAC SG Sponsored Panel

The WAC Standing Group Chairs are currently soliciting proposals for the WAC SC Sponsored Panel at CCCC 2025 in Baltimore. We seek innovative proposals that push forward the scholarship of WAC while also connecting to the conference theme. Submissions should focus on research, theory, and/or practice around WAC, broadly understood to include WAC, WID, CAC, WEC, and other cross-curricular and cross-disciplinary initiatives focused on writing. 

Please read the CFP for CCCC 2025, which is hereIt is not required that you include terms from the CFP in your panel title. Do note, however, that WAC is explicitly mentioned in the call under "Remixing Writing Programs," which might assist in your brainstorming. Please follow the RFP guidelines and format when you send us proposals. Guidelines require:

  • 160-character title
  • 400-character proposal annotation (summary)
  • 4,000-character proposal description
  • Indication of cluster
  • Proposal level (two-year, four-year, graduate level)
Please also include full name, institution, and contact information for all panelists.  
If you would like to submit a panel for consideration for the 2025 WAC Standing Group Sponsored Panel, please email your proposal to Elizabeth Wardle ( by May 3 at 5pm. The three chairs (current, incoming, and outgoing) will review the proposals, make a decision about accepted panelists, and notify everyone who proposed by May 17. If your panel is not selected, you will still have time to submit to Cs through the usual proposal mechanism by the deadline of May 31. 


Nominations for Incoming Chair

Each fall, the CCCC WAC SG seeks nominations for Incoming Chair. The Incoming Chair assists the Chair and Outgoing Chair in selecting a sponsored panel, planning the business meeting, and planning other WAC SG activities. This is a three-year commitment, as the Incoming Chair rotates to the Chair and Outgoing Chair positions. Any CCCC WAC SG member is eligible to be nominated for Incoming Chair. Watch for the call for nominations in early fall. 

Current Officers

  • Crystal Fodrey, Moravian University, WAC SG Outgoing Chair 
  • Elizabeth Wardle, Miami University, WAC SG Chair 
  • Ashley Holmes, Georgia State University, WAC SG Incoming Chair

Past Officers

  • Lee Nickoson, 2022-2024
  • Christopher Basgier, 2020-2022
  • Jeffrey R. Galin, 2019-2021
  • Michelle Cox, 2018-2019
  • Dan Melzer, 2017-2018

Annual Reports

  • WAC SG Annual Report 2022
  • WAC SG Annual Report 2021
  • WAC SG Annual Report 2020
  • WAC SG Annual Report 2019
  • WAC SG Annual Report 2018

Last revised on November 27, 2022