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.
Fall 2016 WAC Training Seminars
These seminars are intended for faculty members who have not yet participated in a WAC seminar and are teaching, or plan to teach, WAC courses this academic year and those who are planning or teaching courses in FAU’s Scholar’s Program.
As you may know, FAU formalized its Writing Across Curriculum program in spring 2007. At that time, the Faculty Senate approved a policy that beginning spring 2008, all faculty (including adjuncts and instructors) who teach WAC designated courses “may do so without training, but only for a single semester.” Those faculty members must participate in a WAC seminar before teaching another WAC course.
This semester's WAC training seminars will take place on the following dates (video conferencing available):
Friday, September 23rd
from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in GS 214 B
Thursday, October 13th from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. in GS 214 B.
(*Note the difference in times for the October sessions.)
Select the "5 Hour WAC Training Application" from the Menu to download the application or click here .