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Responding to Writing

This virtual workshop was offered on September 17, 2020 by the AWAC Mentoring Committee and was led by Pam Childers (McCallie School), Kelli Cargile Cook (Texas Tech University), and Chris Thaiss (University of California, Davis). In this workshop, Pam, Kelli, and Chris focused on sequenced response and peer review, response to the expressed needs of writers, connections between purpose and audience for both writer and respondent, and features of responding to writing in online environments.

Keeping WAC Programs Afloat

As Chris Thaiss and Tara Porter wrote a decade ago, more than half of the 418 WAC programs that they studied either failed or were significantly reconstituted (2010, p. 558). Recent pressures due to budget cuts, the effects of Covid-19, and rapidly shifting priorities in higher education have further threatened the sustainability of WAC programs at the same time as these challenges have highlighted their importance. This workshop will examine ways to keep WAC programs thriving, including the formulation of strategic plans with stakeholder input, aligning program goals with campus priorities, using SWOT analyses to mitigate external threats with internal strengths, and the ability to be flexible in order to meet changing campus needs.

Virtual Workshop on WAC Pedagogy, Equity, and Antiracism

Zoom
AWAC members are invited to attend the next virtual workshop in the WAC pedagogy series. Please register for the event here. Register by 5:00 ET on March 30th. (Zoom link will be sent to participants before the event.) Questions? Please contact AWAC Mentoring Committee member Joanna Johnson at jsjohnson@miami.edu. Workshop Session Descriptions 1. Conformity or Equity?: […]

CCCC WAC Standing Group/AWAC Mentoring Committee Joint Meeting

Please join the CCCC WAC Standing Group and the AWAC Mentoring Committee for a joint business meeting and mentoring breakout sessions on Friday, April 16th at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll also be joined by WAC-GO, who will give a brief presentation on opportunities with their organization. To register for the meeting, please fill out […]

IWAC 2020 / 2021

Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO

View the three plenaries about the past, present, and future of WAC below!

You can find the speakers bios at https://iwac.colostate.edu/program/complete/

Plenary 1: Welcomes, brief remarks from the conference team, and a plenary presentation by Carol Rutz and Chris Thaiss. The title of their talk is "WAC Fearlessness, Sustainability, and Adaptability Over Five Decades." Jesse McLain introduces the plenary speakers.

Plenary 2: Brief updates from the conference team, the first WAC Awards presentations, and a plenary presentation by Pamela Flash and Teresa Redd. The title of their talk is "WAC @ 50: Where are we now?" Madeline Halseth introduces the plenary speakers.

Plenary 3: Brief updates from the conference team, introduction of the IWAC 2023 conference host, and a plenary presentation by Al Harahap, Federico Navarro, and Alisa Russell. The title of their talk is "Writing across More-than-the-Curriculum: A Conversation Toward Diversifying, Professionalizing, and Renovating WAC." Caleb González introduces the plenary speakers.

Virtual Workshop: A Practical Toolkit for Antiracist WAC

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This virtual event was held on September 22nd 2021 from 2:00-3:30pm ET. The speakers requested everyone bring a syllabus to participate in this interactive workshop. The recording is provided below: Our speakers are Genevieve García de Müeller and Ana Cortés Lagos from Syracuse University. This interactive workshop will guide participants through a reflection on how […]

2021 WAC “Fall” Institute

University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
We regret to announce that the 2021 Fall Institute that was slated for Albuquerque this October has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and Delta variant.  Planning is already underway for the 2022 WAC Summer Institute, which will take place in Athens, GA, from June 12 - 15, 2022. We'll distribute more details about that event in the Spring. Feel free to email AWACSummerInstitute@gmail.com if you have any questions.
$550.00

Virtual Workshop: Toward an Asset-based Antiracist Approach to Writing Assessment

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This virtual event was held on November 17th, 2021 from 2:00-3:30pm EST (1:00-2:30pm CST, 12:00–1:30pm MST, and 11:00am–12:30pm PST). The recording is provided below: The speakers ask that everyone bring graded student writing with comments to participate in this interactive workshop. If you are an AWAC member, register for the event by clicking here. Interested […]

Virtual Workshop: Expanding Reflective Writing Theory for Inclusive Practice

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Recording of the workshop: Join us for an exciting virtual workshop on Wednesday, April 6th, 4:00-5:30pm ET, presented by Dr. Christy Goldsmith and Dr. Julie Birt from the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Campus Writing Program.  If you are an AWAC member, register for the event by clicking here. Interested guests can review our individual and institutional […]

Virtual Workshop: Accessible Assessment

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Join us for an exciting virtual workshop on Friday, May 13th from 3:00-4:30pm ET, presented by Dr. Molly E. Ubbesen, Director of Writing at University of Minnesota Rochester. If you are an AWAC member, register for the event by clicking HERE. Interested guests can review our individual and institutional membership options before registering. Registration will close Wednesday, […]