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Writing Across the Curriculum

Bryna Siegel FinerTeach, Write, Teach Writing

The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program provides support for faculty universitywide in implementing writing into their courses. The program aims to create and sustain a community of writers at IUP. 

If you have questions about WAC, please contact Bryna Siegel Finer at brynasf@iup.edu

In fall 2012, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of the Provost committed to creating a universitywide initiative with a multi-faceted agenda:

Faculty Development

Provide faculty development for those teaching writing-intensive courses, including workshops and training for those interested in proposing writing-intensive courses, and support for all faculty across the university in implementing writing assignments into their courses

Consultation

Provide support and consultation to the universitywide Liberal Studies Committee as needed in revising writing-intensive course requirements;

Assist faculty in completing documentation for writing-intensive faculty and course designations

Research

Create a research agenda for studying and understanding the effectiveness of how writing is taught and learned in the university curriculum; continually collect data from students and faculty on their perceptions of the how writing is taught and learned at IUP;

Assist faculty in creating individual research projects on how writing is taught and learned in their own classrooms;

Continually collect data from students and faculty on their perceptions of the how writing is taught and learned at IUP

Workshops

Connect departments and/or colleges with consultants from professional settings or other universities who are experts in writing in specific fields and can come to IUP to provide workshops, seminars, and meet with faculty to provide resources on the teaching of writing

Community Development

Foster a community of writers through various modes and media (such as contests, readings, workshops, newsletters, etc.) and relationships (with the Writing Center, the IUP Libraries, and various departments across campus)

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