In general, the WAC seminars provide an opportunity for faculty from different departments to talk about a range of curricular issues surrounding writing and its place in the classroom. Two different seminars are offered:
The WAC I seminar introduces participants to the goals of Writing Across the Curriculum, discusses and lets participants experience the writing process, and explores approaches to developing assignments appropriate for different courses. Participants develop formal and informal assignments for use in their own classrooms, as well as strategies for responding to and evaluating student writing.
The WAC II seminar is an intensive, research-based seminar in which participants explore the nature of writing in their own disciplines. The goal of the seminar is to produce curriculum for writing intensive courses as well as research papers suitable for publication or presentation at professional conferences.
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Faculty members earn a $500.00 stipend for each WAC seminar they complete.
Calls for participants for the faculty seminars go out at the beginning of each semester, so watch your e-mail. Seminars generally meet one night a week for an hour and a half, and last eight weeks.
You may also contact the WAC Director directly: