Please join us for the AWAC Annual Business Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, June 15th from 3:30-5:00 PM EST.
Read on for the meeting invitation and agenda, below. Note: to avoid Zoom bombing, the meeting password is omitted below. Please check your email for the June 11 message from “AWAC gro.noitaicossacaw@yraterceswith the subject “AWAC Business Meeting Zoom Link” for the password or email the Secretary directly.
It has been a tumultuous year for many, and our annual business meeting is an important moment for all of us to reflect not only on what AWAC has been able to do (and not do) during the 2020-21 academic year, but also on what we would like to become as an organization. How can AWAC best fulfill its mission to “bring together the intellectual, human, political, and economic capital of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) community to better support and grow WAC as a global intellectual and pedagogical movement”? Just as importantly, as a young organization, we must also ask: How can we bring antiracist practices to all aspects of AWAC and, by extension, WAC work?
To this end, this year’s meeting will have two elements:
- A report on the work of AWAC from June 2020 to July 2021, including reports on committee accomplishments from the chairs.
- A conversation about racism and antiracist practices with the concrete goal of brainstorming answers to the question, How can we bring antiracist practices to all aspects of AWAC and WAC work?
In preparation for the June 15th meeting, we encourage you to reflect on this question with respect to the full range of AWAC’s work, including the way AWAC is organized and how we function procedurally as an organization; the IWAC conference and WACSI events; our sponsored workshops and panels; our publications, research, and scholarship in WAC journals, the WAC Clearinghouse, and through other venues; our pedagogy and work in WAC classrooms; and our WAC faculty development.
As you reflect, you might find it helpful to view this video of our most recent virtual WAC pedagogy workshop, “WAC Pedagogy, Equity, and Antiracism.” Drs. Teresa Redd, Zhaozhe Wang, and Kate Drezek McConnell talk about the many challenges to achieving equity in WAC programs and solutions for developing antiracist practices in WAC courses.
Please take some time to reflect on antiracism and AWAC and please JOIN US for our June 15th 3:30pm EST meeting.
Zoom link: https://wcupa.zoom.us/j/
The AWAC Executive Committee