A Message from the WAC Coordinator

WAC on Semesters

Fall 2012 marks Wright State University’s transition to a semester calendar. As part of the transition, several significant changes have been made to the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program. The description of the program on pages 4-5 of this handbook reflect those changes. The program goals have been clarified and, more important, learning outcomes have been articulated. The biggest change is that there is no longer a separate grade for a “writing component” in a designated Integrated Writing (IW) course. Students who pass a course with the IW designation will use that class to meet the WAC requirement for graduation.
Also included in this handbook are general suggestions about making writing assignments and responding to student papers, and a list of resources for you and your students.
One of my most important responsibilities as coordinator of the WAC program is to work with faculty as they incorporate writing in their classes. I will be happy to do that in any way that I can:

  • working with individual instructors or groups of instructors who teach different sections of the same course
  • helping design and deliver training if your department employs graders for large writing intensive classes
  • developing criteria and procedures for assessing the impact of the WAC program

In short, I hope you will call on me in whatever capacity you need.


Joe Law
Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum
Assistant Vice President for Articulation and Transfer
Professor of English
280A University Hall
Phone: (937) 775-2155
Email: joe.law@wright.edu