WAC Attack!

Wordle: WAC AttackDear readers,

Are there not a million and one acronyms in education? Sure, there are! But one of my very favorites is Writing Across the Curriculum, or WAC. WAC has a storied and sometimes controversial history since there are so many ways to teach college-level writing – Writing in the Disciplines (WID), First-year Composition (FYC), writing workshops, peer review, one-on-one conferences, collaborative writing projects, Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE), so on and so forth.

There are also many excellent WAC-related resources on the web, too, many of which are FREE! Free is my kind of resource.

Here are a few of this month’s favorite *free,* WAC-related resources. I hope you enjoy them!

The WAC Clearinghouse – the mothership of all things WAC-related; trust me: this is a fantastic resource for anyone who is involved in teaching writing

Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom, Edited by Martine Courant Rife, Shaun Slattery, and Danielle Nicole DeVoss – Another great open-access e-book collection from the WAC Clearinghouse

“Moving Beyond the Course to the Virtual Campus: Perspectives on the Evolution of Social Web Modalities in Education” webinar archive hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education – available for viewing until January 12, 2012

Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society’s newest volume is out too – I especially am looking forward to reading McNely’s  Sociotechnical Notemaking: Short-Form to Long-Form Writing Practices and Gallagher’s Review of Reframing Writing Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning.

Lastly, please consider checking out a recent plea for support from the editors of the WAC Journal. They are seeking tax-deductible contributions to continue the existence of the journal. They have a modest budget ($6,000 per year). Unfortunately, they’ve lost institutional support at this time, so if you are interested in supporting the journal, please visit http://wac.colostate.edu/support.cfm to learn how to contribute.

I hope you enjoy some of these WAC-related resources. Please share your favorites in the comments section too! I’d like to update the Resources’ section of this blog in early January 2012.

Kind regards,

Michaella Hammond

Michaella Hammond

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