Welcome to the Writing Across the Curriculum webpages. In the summer of 2017, Academic Programs asked Dr. Leslie Bruce to direct a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program at CSUF. In 2017-18, Dr. Bruce 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 Practices , 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 integrate writing into their courses, and to create a campus culture that values the ways writing can enhance learning.
In the past two years, the WAC Program has
- Created ten different workshops that enable faculty to increase student learning with meaningful writing activities,
- Offered a WAC Certificate that helps faculty reflect on their WAC work and how it enriches their teaching,
- Developed “Thesis Retreats at Pollak Library” to support thesis, dissertation, and capstone project writers,
- Consulted with faculty and departments that want to use writing to improve students’ learning, and
- Hosted “Writing Within and Across Disciplines,” a special event led by Dr. Linda Adler-Kassner, UC Santa Barbara’s Faculty Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning.
Participating faculty rate WAC workshops highly. For example,
- 100% of 2017-19 WAC workshop survey respondents rated their attended workshop as “very useful” or “useful.”
- 90% of 2018-19 WAC workshop survey respondents indicated that they have already incorporated WAC practices into their teaching, while others said they plan to do so in Fall 2019.
Please explore these webpages to learn more or to register for an upcoming WAC event.
We hope to see you at an upcoming WAC event!
Leslie Bruce, Faculty Fellow for Writing Across the Curriculum