FAQs

Frequently asked questions about WAC and teaching writing at York.

Questions List

  1. What is WAC?
  2. What resources are available for faculty online from WAC?
  3. Who coordinates WAC at York?
  4. How does WAC impact me as a faculty member at York?
  5. Who is on the Writing Intensive Advisory Committee?
  6. Who can I contact for further information?

Questions & Answers


What is WAC?

WAC stands for Writing Across the Curriculum. WAC is really more of an idea than anything else. It's the idea that college students should not stop writing when they leave their freshman composition course. Rather, writing should play a role "across the curriculum," meaning in all courses and in all departments, throughout a student's college careeer. About 10 years ago, CUNY decided WAC was important enough to require each CUNY campus to develop its own WAC Program.

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What resources are available for faculty online from WAC?

The York College WAC Program offers a wide array of online resources for faculty including the Guide for Writing Intensive Courses, an archive of CETL and other faculty development workshops, WAC videos, and links to writing in the disciplines at other institutions.

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Who coordinates WAC at York?

The committees responsible for WAC represent the major divisions of York College. We are supported by 6 CUNY Writing Fellows, advanced graduate students from a wide array of disciplines enrolled at The CUNY Graduate Center, who develop and implement WAC activities and initiatives. back to top

How does WAC impact me as a faculty member at York?

All General Education courses at York College are taught as Writing Enhanced, which means that faculty are required to integrate writing-to-learn and learning-to-write activities into all aspects of the course throughout the semester. In addition, you may be assigned to teach--or choose to teach--a Writing Intensive course.

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Who is on the Writing Intensive Advisory Committee?

The rotating interdisciplinary faculty of the Writing Intensive Advisory Committee review writing intensive proposals each year. Please check this page for current members.

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Who can I contact for further information?

Please contact Shereen Inayatulla, Writing Fellows Coordinator, or Jonathan Hall, WAC Program Coordinator, for information about this program or to work with a Writing Fellow.

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