University Writing Program/Writing Across the Curriculum
12A Merrifield Hall
Phone (701) 777-3600
The University Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program is a resource for faculty, departments, and programs teaching with writing. WAC provides professional development opportunities for faculty and consultation to departments and programs as they seek to achieve student learning outcomes in courses and in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The WAC program is grounded in the beliefs that writing is a tool for learning and that the ability to write in various contexts draws on multiple knowledge areas and develops through repeated practice over time.
Among activities sponsored by the WAC program are workshops and consultation for departments, an annual course development workshop with a writing focus, teaching-with-writing lunch discussion groups, faculty writing groups, faculty study seminars focused on teaching with writing, and one-on-one consultation with faculty. WAC is also the home of the Writing Center, a place for students, faculty, and staff to talk about their work in progress with a writing consultant.