WAC is supported by CEETL, the Division of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Planning, the Committee on English Proficiency (CWEP) and Academic Affairs. WAC began as a national movement that originated with the goal to reform higher education in a variety of settings (e.g., community colleges, public universities, research universities, etc.) by integrating writing throughout all levels of education.
To reinforce these student-centered initiatives, we primarily support faculty teaching writing-intensive courses, including the First Year Experience (FYE) courses, the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) courses and Capstone courses that are writing-intensive. We offer individual consultations and workshops for faculty and promote the sharing of best practices in writing pedagogy through faculty learning communities. Through our work, we hope to contribute to a campus culture that values writing as a high impact practice in higher education.
To learn more about the WAC initiatives and our team, please find out more below:
University Committee on Written English Proficiency (CWEP) serves in an advisory role on campus policy related to writing for all students and collaborates with the Director of WAC as well as a wide variety of academic and administrative committees as well as the Office of Academic Affairs to solve problems and develop faculty professional development and outreach.
WAC program at SF State supports faculty teaching writing-intensive courses across all disciplines by cultivating a community dedicated to promoting the ideology that students can become better writers, communicators and overall learners by writing consistently and repeatedly throughout their academic journey.