Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) prepares faculty to teach Writing Intensive (WI) courses. The BMCC WAC program includes over 100 faculty members in all disciplines and departments who have been trained in WAC pedagogy and who teach Writing Intensive (WI) courses. The program is supported by a team of faculty coordinators and six Writing Fellows who are also Ph.D. candidates at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Each semester, we train a cohort of approximately ten faculty members in WAC pedagogy, enabling them to teach WI courses. We are also dedicated to supporting WAC faculty in all departments by offering pedagogical support, consultations on assignment design, and targeted refresher workshops.
For faculty currently in WAC training workshops:
One of the most important parts of the training is the portfolio that you complete with the help of your Writing Fellow. You can download the checklists to keep yourself on track:
For faculty already certified and teaching your first WI course
In your first semester of teaching a WI course, you’ll work closely with a Writing Fellow to pilot new assignments and techniques and to prepare your certification portfolio.
Assistance from Writing Fellows
The relationship with your writing fellow doesn’t have to end after the first teaching semester. The Writing Fellows are there to help you as new challenges arise, to act as a sounding board as you continue to revise your assessments, and to provide individualized support for the development of new WI courses. Contact us to set up a meeting with one of the fellows.
More about Writing Fellows
Creating WI Assignments
Creating a new assignment can be daunting, especially if you’re new to WI courses. Looking at assignments developed by other faculty at BMCC can be a great way to get some inspiration. The WAC program maintains an archive of sample writing assignments, organized by department. Selected materials can be found in the online assignment archive. You can also Contact us to schedule a time to come by the WAC office in S424 to look through our paper materials for assignments that suit your needs.
Information to be included on all WI Syllabi