Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) in UBC Science

Title Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) in UBC Science
Faculty/College/Unit Science
Status Completed
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Funding Details
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
Eric Jandciu, Strategist, Teaching and Learning Initiatives, Faculty of Science

Project Summary

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.