To support faculty efforts to teach with writing, the WAC Program offers a variety of professional development opportunities.
Explore our workshops, services, and certificate programs using the links below.
With diverse topics ranging from “Reducing Grading Time with Rubrics” to “Using Writing-to-Learn Activities in Any Class,” WAC workshops familiarize candidates with WAC theory and practice and enable them to incorporate meaningful writing activities into their courses. Participants leave with drafts of writing activities relevant to their own courses.
To support faculty and staff interested in teaching with writing, the Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) Program offers a WAC Certificate through the FDC.This certificate program will familiarize candidates with WAC theory and practice and enable them to incorporate meaningful writing assignments into their courses. WAC Certificate recipients will receive a letter of commendation from the FDC Director for their FAR files, an electronic certificate (“badge”) for their webpage/email, and eligibility to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 for travel to a WAC- or writing-related scholarly conference. Certificate Portfolios are due the first Friday of October.
Linguistic Justice & Disciplinary Writing
These resources will help you teach your discipline’s writing skills while respecting your students’ right to their own languages.
To support the professional development of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Certificate recipients, the WAC Program is offering a Travel Grant. This grant can be used for travel to a WAC- or writing-related scholarly conference.
Student Writing Mentorship Award
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate faculty for the Student Writing Mentorship Award. Eligibile faculty will have mentored student writiers above and beyond class assignments, demonstrating a constructive, positive, and inspiring attitude. Deadline for nominiations is the first Friday of March.
The WAC Program can deliver workshops at departmental meetings and retreats, assist in the development of new or improved upper-division writing courses, and assist in the design of writing prompts or rubrics for “capstone” and coordinated courses.