Writing Across the Curriculum

In the summer of 2017, the  Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program launched at CSUF. In 2017-18, Faculty Fellow Dr. Leslie Bruce, who heads the program, listened to people from across campus to discover how a WAC program might support CSUF’s faculty and students. Combining the insights from those conversations with the best practices articulated in the   Statement of WAC Principles and PracticesPDF File   PDF File , she began building a sustainable, supportive writing infrastructure for CSUF’s campus community.

Facilitated by a WAC Advisory Board representing CSUF’s eight Colleges, the   WAC program strives to improve student writing and learning, to support faculty efforts to teach with writing, and to create a campus culture that values the ways writing can enhance learning.

In its first three years, the WAC Program has

  • Created   10 different workshops   that enable faculty to increase student learning with meaningful writing activities,
  • Offered a   WAC Certificate   that helps faculty enrich their teaching with WAC,
  • Supported thesis, dissertation, and project writers with “Thesis Retreats at Pollak Library,”
  • Consulted with faculty and departments that want to use writing to improve students’ learning, and
  • Hosted two   guest speakers,   Dr. Linda Adler-Kassner (UC Santa Barbara’s Faculty Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning) and Dr. Dan Melzer (UC Davis's Associate Director of First-Year Composition).

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