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Write@UGA Presents a Workshop: Using Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) to Engage Learners

WAC Speaker
Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Reading Room

This workshop by Mike Palmquist will explore the ways in which writing across the curriculum activities (WAC) – writing to learn, writing to engage and writing to communicate — can support active teaching and learning in courses across the disciplines. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with an understanding of key approaches to WAC, the role these approaches can play in supporting active teaching and learning and the role they can play in supporting the development of learners’ critical thinking skills. Hands-on activities will ask participants to apply these approaches to current or planned courses. Participants should expect to leave with one or more activities they might use in their courses.

Mike Palmquist is Associate Provost for Instructional Innovation, Professor of English, and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University, where he supports university-wide efforts to enhance learning and teaching across the disciplines. His scholarly interests include writing across the curriculum, the effects of computer and network technologies on writing instruction, and new approaches to scholarly publishing. His work has appeared in journals including College English, College Composition and Communication, ADE Bulletin, Computers and Composition, Written Communication, Writing Program Administration, Marketing Education Review, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Kairos, and Social Forces, as well as in edited collections. Since 1992, he has coordinated the development of Writing@CSU ( and its Web-based learning environment, the Writing Studio. Since 1997, he has served as founding editor of the WAC Clearinghouse (

Write@UGA 2019 Coordinators: Lindsey Harding and Elizabeth Davis

Financial Sponsors: English Department, FYC, Franklin College, OVPI, OVPR, and CTL

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