ERIC Number: ED344234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-20
Reference Count: N/A
WAC Politics: Winning Friends and Influencing People.
Hoff, Katharine T.
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs can become institutionalized by recognizing resources and accommodating to what is a matter of programmatic self-interest. Rider College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (a mid-size, private comprehensive institution) has established a program to train faculty in WAC. Suggestions that may be useful to those beginning or struggling to institutionalize WAC programs include: (1) select WAC leadership cannily; (2) situate the program advantageously in the institutional structure; (3) get a separate budget; (4) recruit WAC participants strategically; (5) make common cause with compatible programs and valuable persons; (6) advertise shamelessly; (7) formulate program goals consistent with constituents' goals and overall institutional mission by appealing to individual faculty and entering into partnerships with other departments to work toward school goals. The results of campus-wide dialogues on WAC at Rider College have been so successful that, together, WAC staff, the English department, and the joint college-wide faculty/administration core curriculum committee have recommended that WAC be formally institutionalized by having writing requirements for graduation embedded in the disciplines and across the disciplines. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rider College NJ
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (43rd, Cincinnati, OH, March 19-21, 1992).