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Mark your calendars (and please RSVP) for this year’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Workshop Series, which will be held remotely over three days:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 23
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 25
    9 a.m.-Noon

This three-day workshop is the required means by which faculty become certified to teach Writing Intensive (WI) and Written Communication (WC) courses such as Intellectual Foundations.

RSVP by Friday, Aug. 12

About the workshop

The WAC Summer Workshop Series provides faculty with support on topics ranging from planning a WI/WC course to responding to student writing. Upon completion of the three-day series, each first-time participant will receive a $250 stipend and will be eligible to teach WI and WC courses. Those who have attended in the past are welcome to participate again, though without receiving a stipend.

Tuesday and Wednesday’s all-day workshops will offer targeted support to faculty preparing to teach or develop WI courses. Stay tuned for more information on the itinerary for those days!

The training will culminate in a keynote workshop on Thursday morning led by Professor Kathleen Blake Yancey: “The Benefits and Challenges of Reflective Writing: Definitions, Models, Examples, Motivations — and Some Practical Advice.” All faculty are invited to attend. (And you may wish to stick around afterwards for Carthage’s Teaching and Learning Conference, held Thursday afternoon and all day Friday!)

About Kathleen Blake Yancey

Prof. Yancey specializes in the uses of reflection in the classroom and across the curriculum; her presentation promises to be useful to individual instructors and to our collective dialogue around the uses of reflection in our GE framework.

An RSVP for Thursday’s keynote is not required, but is requested to assist in our planning.


Please feel free to be in touch with questions about the summer workshop, WI courses, the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Carthage, or anything else. I look forward to thinking and learning with you — and thank you, as always, for all you do to empower our students to become better writers.

Shannon Brennan
Director of Writing Development 

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Writing Across the Curriculum

For more information, contact:

Shannon Brennan: