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WAC Faculty Fellow Initiative

Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Fellows Initiative

The WAC Fellowship began in 2018 to increase support for faculty teaching writing-intensive courses across the university. Fellows receive funding to work with the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition to design more effective writing assignments, develop writing-to-learn strategies and (re)design syllabi for their courses that make the most of writing as a way of learning in academic disciplines. Faculty Fellows collaborate and receive mentorship from faculty, administrators, and advanced graduate students over three semesters. The goal of the program is to develop a community of educators who are committed to improving best practices for supporting student writing and learning in the disciplines.

Be a WAC Faculty Fellow

Collaborate with members of the WAC Program and faculty across campus to improve, expand, and share strategies for the effective teaching of writing in your courses.

The 2025-26 Fellowship application due date will be announced in Fall 2024. Click here for the application process.

Who can participate in the Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Fellow Initiative?

Any full-time faculty member who is teaching a course that integrates student writing is invited to apply to be a Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Fellow. Fellows will work with the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition to explore best practices for teaching writing across the curriculum and to plan revisions for future courses.

WAC Faculty Fellows complete a series of workshops, including but not limited to:

● Enacting antiracist pedagogy

● Integrating writing-to-learn

● Analyzing and interrogating academic genres

● Designing writing assignments

● Providing feedback on student writing

● Considering writing assessment strategies

● Aligning student writing with course learning objectives

● Fostering writing reflection

Selected Faculty Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend for their participation over three semesters.

Past WAC Faculty Fellows