Writing Across the Curriculum

  • Faculty in a Writing Across the Curriculum classroom

    Teach, Write, Teach Writing 

    The Writing Across the Curriculum program provides support for faculty university-wide 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 university-wide 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
    • Provide support for all faculty across the university in implementing writing assignments into their courses

    Writing Plan Consultation

    • Assist departments in creating Department Writing Plans to shift their curriculums to WAC
    • Help departments develop plans for assessing writing in their majors
    • Provide support and consultation to the university-wide Liberal Studies Committee as needed in revising writing requirements


    • Create a research agenda for studying and understanding the effectiveness of how writing is taught and learned in the university curriculum
    • 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 how writing is taught and learned at IUP

    Bryna Finer teaching in a classroomWorkshops

    • 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
    • Provide workshops, seminars, and opportunities to 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 through relationships (with the Writing Center, the IUP Libraries, and various departments across campus)
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