Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) at San Francisco State University supports faculty in all disciplines to use student-centered writing pedagogy to improve student learning and written communication. The WAC team works with faculty to help them develop effective teaching strategies to help students understand disciplinary genres, conventions and rhetorical strategies. As part of the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL), WAC promotes continuous dialogue and faculty engagement to develop best practices for effective writing pedagogy. In addition, WAC also curates available campus resources and offers support services to help students at all educational levels succeed in their writing-intensive courses.
The WAC program offers individual consultations and workshops for faculty and promotes the sharing of best practices in writing pedagogy through faculty learning communities as well as professional development opportunities.
We support all SF State students at both undergraduate and graduate levels by curating available campus resources and support services as well as information on writing-intensive courses to help students develop their writing skills.
We support SF State faculty by curating available resources and offering professional development opportunities that are applicable to a wide variety of writing-intensive courses with the goal to ensure student success.
Faculty Development Opportunities
JEDI Writing PIE
Offered by Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL), the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Writing Pedagogies for Inclusive Excellence (PIE) Institute is a fully asynchronous, completely self-paced online course about teaching writing based on pedagogies for inclusive excellence. This institute was designed for faculty who teach writing in their disciplines and provides resources, skills, and strategies to help faculty teach writing grounded in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Workshop: Improve Your Pitch for Peer Learning
This free online professional development workshop helps instructors accomplish two goals:
- see how Eli Review works
- improve their own explanations for peer learning.
Participants share a syllabus blurb or talking points for explaining the value of peer feedback to students. They give feedback to colleagues from around the country, get feedback, and use feedback to plan a revision. Facilitator Melissa Graham Meeks, PhD, director of professional development at Eli Review, also provides feedback on revision plans.
Literacy and Pedagogy in an Age of Misinformation and Disinformation
Dr. Tara Lockhart, Professor of English, Director of Writing Programs at SF State, is delighted to announce that her open-access edited collection, Literacy and Pedagogy in an Age of Misinformation and Disinformation, published with Parlor's Working and Writing for Change series, is now live and available for free download. This collection grew out of a Literacy in Composition Studies 2017 special issue on "Literacy, Democracy, and Fake News." For this expanded collection, we are thrilled to have partnered with scholars, activists, journalists, technologists, K12 educators, and librarians to deepen those explorations with a focus on network literacy and pedagogical/civic interventions.