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A Call for New Writing Intensive (WR) Course Proposals

The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) steering committee invites you to join the larger WAC community by offering one or more of your courses as Writing Intensive (WR) for Spring 2015.

Want better learners in your classes? Then make writing (formal and informal) a central practice for students as you teach them course content. There’s a reason WR is considered a “high impact practice,” but the benefits for student and professor alike transcend buzzwords. By writing to learn course material, students have a hand—literally—in their own education. What’s more: students earn special recognition on their diplomas if they maintain a B average in 30 hours or more of WR courses. 

Chances are good that you might already be teaching a WR course unofficially– or you may be closer than you think! See MCC’s Guidelines for Writing-Intensive Courses:

Ready to make the commitment? The WAC Steering Committee is currently accepting new WR course proposals for Spring 2015:

If you have questions or concerns about turning your course into a WR course, your colleagues on the Steering Committee are happy to assist.  We look forward to working with you!

WAC Steering Committee

Amy Burtner (English/Philosophy), Interim WAC Coordinator

Jason Anderson (Chemistry)
Kathleen Borbee ((Business Administration and Economics)

Pam Fornieri (ESOL/TRS)

Mark Ricci (Visual and Performing Arts)

Verdis Robinson (History), DCC liaison

Mark Sample (History)

Vestina Turner (Nursing)

Karen Wells (Mathematics)

Amy Burtner