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WAC Workshops

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Workshops provides support for the teaching of writing in your courses and across courses in your program. Please register using the form at the bottom of this page.


Workshop Series

A workshop series is a sequence of 3 workshops centered around a similar topic. The series is available on 3 Mondays in a row or 3 Tuesdays in a row.

We encourage faculty to attend all workshops in a given sequence in order to get the most benefit, but you are also welcome to attend one session. Faculty who attend all sessions in a sequence will receive an Amazon gift card.

Designing Assignments & Assessment That Align with Your Writing Goals

Attendees will identify a specific course they want to work on, and they will produce or revise materials for that class throughout the three-workshop series.

Monday Series (led by Elizabeth Wardle)

  • Monday, September 10, 10:05-11:20am: What are your writing goals for this class?
  • Monday, September 17, 10:05-11:20am: How can writing assignments support your learning goals?
  • Monday, September 24, 10:05-11:20am: How can you provide formative and summative assessment that supports learning goals?

Tuesday Series (led by Ann Updike)

  • Tuesday, September 4, 10:05-11:25am: What are your writing goals for this class?
  • Tuesday, September 11, 10:05-11:25am: How can writing assignments support your learning goals?
  • Tuesday, September 18, 10:05-11:25am: How can you provide formative and summative assessment that supports learning goals?

Stand-Alone Workshops

Stand-alone workshops focus on one topic and are not part of a series. Each workshop is offered at 2 different times.

Conceptions of Writing

What are some “threshold concepts” about writing that inform your own writing lives, and how can you draw on those to use writing more effectively in your classes?

  • Wednesday, October 10, 11:40-12:55pm (led by Elizabeth Wardle)
  • Thursday, October 11, 10:05-11:25am (led by Ann Updike)

Transfer of Writing-Related Knowledge

Why do students struggle to use what they know about writing in new contexts and types of assignments, and how can we help them do this more effectively? 

  • Monday, October 22, 11:40-12:55pm (led by Elizabeth Wardle and Caitlin Martin), King 133
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2:30-4:30pm (led by Elizabeth Wardle and Caitlin Martin), FSB 2057

Register for a Workshop

Register for a WAC workshop through the form below. You will receive a Google Invitation to confirm your registration.

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