SPRING 2015 WAC Training Seminars 

FAU is pleased to announce its 2015 Spring WAC Training Seminar Series in support of innovation and instructional improvement in general education. Eligible participants are graduate assistants, adjuncts, instructors, or tenure-track faculty who teach or plan to teach a WAC-designated course within six months of participating in the seminar. Interested faculty should review the criteria for College Writing II Replacement Courses and 2000-4000 level Writing Across the Curriculum courses at www.fau.edu/WAC .   
 
The WAC training seminars will take place on the Boca Raton campus on the dates below (video conferencing is available). Both sessions are for two days, for 2 ½ hours each day. Faculty need to sign up for ONLY one session but are expected to attend both days in that session in order to receive the stipend.

 

Session 1: BOTH Thursday, January 22nd AND Thursday, January 29th 
from 2:00 – 4:30 pm in GS 214B    
(videoconferencing is available for Session 1)
 
OR

Session 2: BOTH Friday, February 13th AND Friday, February 20th 
from 9:30 – 12:00 pm in GS 214A
(videoconferencing is NOT available for Session 2)

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.
 
Faculty must receive WAC training within one semester of teaching their first WAC course. Thus, if instructors are currently teaching a WAC course without training, they will not be able to teach a WAC course again until they participate in a WAC seminar. 
 
After attending the five-hour WAC training seminar (one of the two-day workshops), tenure line faculty will receive a $400 stipend.  Likewise, instructors will receive a $125 stipend, and adjuncts will receive a $100 stipend. As we will only be able to accommodate 15 attendees in each of the seminars, we ask that you register as early as possible. 

Please complete the application form located here or on the left under the link "5-Hour WAC Training Application". The application can be filled out online and emailed to Julianne Curran or filled out by hand and sent via interoffice mail to her at GS 215E at least one week in advance of the session you wish to attend. As we will only be able to accommodate 15 attendees in each of the seminars, we ask that you register as early as possible.

 

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