Writing Across the Curriculum is a national movement in higher education, designed to give college students the chance to develop reading, writing, communication and critical thinking skills in all of their courses. CUNY established its university-wide writing across the curriculum program in 1999.
Since the inception of City Tech’s WAC program, WAC team has sought to assist instructors in developing and teaching writing-intensive courses in their disciplines. Through the work of City Tech’s graduate WAC fellows, the program trains and certifies instructors to teach writing-intensive courses. Fellows also serve as consultants to certified instructors teaching these courses. In addition, the WAC program sponsors fellow and WAC coordinator-led workshops open to all students, and supports specialized programs as they attempt to improve student writing and communication skills.
From 2014 to 2021, 38 faculty from 16 departments at City Tech get their writing intensive certifications.
Comments on the WI Faculty Certification Program from previous certified faculty:
2.24 Designing Effective Assignments
3.17 Developing Your WI Syllabus
4.14 Minimal Marking / Effective Grading
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