The University’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program promotes the teaching of writing across all levels and all disciplines. Writing-to-learn activities have proven effective in developing critical thinking skills, learning discipline-specific content, and understanding and building competence in the modes of inquiry and writing for various disciplines and professions. The WAC program’s primary focus is to strengthen the teaching and learning of writing in undergraduate education.
WAC also assists colleges, departments, and individual faculty members with all aspects of the teaching of writing and reading in their disciplines, including designing writing and reading assignments, responding to student writing, designing writing assessment, and using writing to improve critical thinking. WAC collaborates with other faculty development and support programs on campus and provides outreach to high schools and community colleges.