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Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

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Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program that was designed on a "student development" model of Writing Across the Curriculum.  This model stresses direct service to students through an expanded Writing Center and is coupled with a focus on faculty and teaching staff development activities chosen on the basis of an assessment of the needs of these constituencies.


  • Writing Center hours expanded with infusion of additional funds
  • Additional writing consultants hired; publicity increased


  • The WAC Advisory Group was created
  • Hired Assistant to Writing Center Director to provide additional supervisory support to Center
  • An interim WAC Coordinator was appointed
  • New training and assessment procedures were developed to gauge writing center reach and effectiveness.


  • Supported by WAC, UW-Superior student won system-wide Liberal Arts Essay Competition
  • Writing Center established training for its consultants on the tutoring needs of ESL students.
  • Outreach efforts expand, including an open house and a fiction reading.
  • Appointment of a WAC coordinator for Fall 09.


  • Writing Center more than doubled the number of consultations since 2008-09.
  • Writing Center and Distance Learning Center established an online consultation service.
  • WAC Coordinator provided three cross-disciplinary faculty and teaching staff development sessions on WAC topics identified in a needs assessment.
  • WAC Program offered a wide variety of programming designed to raise the profile of writing on the campus. 


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