Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop

The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshop began in the winter of 1999. Over the years, this workshop has received rave reviews from participants, several of who have said it was the best faculty development program they have ever attended. This workshop involves 10-12 faculty members from across the university who gather to discuss how writing can aid learning in the disciplines and how instructors can use writing more effectively in their classes.

The group meets thirteen times over the spring term -- always on Thursday afternoons, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Participants will be expected to read background material, produce new course material, share this material with the workshop participants, and participate actively in discussions. Those participating in the workshop will derive several benefits:

  • Become better teachers by using writing to increase learning and gain a better understanding of strategies for using writing more effectively.
  • Develop new instructional material to use in their classes and gather new ideas for improving students' learning and performance.
  • Work with a group of interested, motivated, well-respected colleagues, forming new friendships in a relaxed, informal setting.

Each participant will also be awarded an honorarium of $250.00 for satisfactorily completing the workshop.

How do you participate in this workshop?

Each fall, chairs are asked to identify faculty members who are interested in this program. If this is something that you would like to participate in, please talk with your chair. Any other questions can be directed to Steve Wilhoit, Director of Writing, Research and New Media, at 229-5317 or swilhoit1@udayton.edu.