|Title||Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) in UBC Science|
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2015/2016|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Jackie Stewart|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||49,920|
|Year 1: Team Members||
Meghan Aube, Writing Services Coordinator and Program Leader, Writing Centre
Approximately half of post-secondary institutions in North America have Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs in place. These programs support the teaching and learning of writing outside of composition classrooms, with an emphasis on writing to learn and teaching students to write within specific disciplines.
A WAC program in the Faculty of Science will support faculty who are already integrating writing into their courses, as well as encourage faculty who are not currently including writing to use it as a learning tool. The program will build connections between faculty members and TAs in various departments through the program components.
The program will be a collaboration between the Faculty of Science and Writing Centre, with continued coordination of the program through the Writing Centre. The core components of the program will be workshop development and facilitation, resource development, TA training, and one-on-one consultations where needed.