While this collection of professional resources provides grounding for our WAC program, it also provides pedagogical perspectives and substantiates why we micght approach the teaching of writing in certain ways.
These historical documents help to define Writing Across the Curriculum as well as explore why it is important for faculty to help students develop and expand their writing abilities.
- The Statement of WAC Principles and Practices, endorsed by the International Network of WAC programs and the Conference on College Composition and Communication Executive Committee, provides a definition of WAC as well as a framework for a successful WAC program.
- The WAC Clearinghouse, hosted by Colorado State University, is an extensive WAC knowledge web that provides a wealth of free resources.
Position Statements on the Teaching of Writing
- The NCTE Position Statement on Students' Right to Their Own Language provides guidelines on ethically responding to students' dialects and diversity of language.
- The NCTE Position Statement on Machine Scoring of Student Writing explains why computers are unable to provide effective writing feedback and evaluation.
- The NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment idenifies literacy standards for global citizenry.