The Center for Writing Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program

The WAC program was established at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990. The WAC program comprises an initiative to assist both faculty and teaching assistants with the teaching of writing across a wide range of academic disciplines. There are separate seminars and activities that have been tailored for each group, though some also bring faculty and TAs together. Since its inception almost 500 faculty members and over 700 TAs from 10 different colleges and 60 different departments have attended the formal WAC seminars.

Program Goals

The goals for the WAC program are: