Category: WAC/WID

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WAC/WID Pedagogy

WAC Pedagogy At the core of WAC pedagogy lies the idea that learning to write and writing to learn are equally important. In other words, continuous writing practice helps students to both improve their writing skills and better understand course material. WAC approaches writing not merely as a communication skill but also as a process …

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Quantitative Reasoning Fellowship

QRF Origins Modeled after the Writing Fellows program, CUNY recently initiated a Quantitative Reasoning Fellows program. This program places doctoral students at select CUNY campuses to support efforts to improve quantitative reasoning across the curriculum. Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is the application of mathematical thought and knowledge to authentic, everyday issues. Sometimes called quantitative literacy, QR …

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About WAC

WAC Origins Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) is a pedagogical movement that began in the early 1970s. Following the dramatic rise of student enrollment after World War II and the protests of the 1960s, universities needed to evolve to accommodate a new generation of students, one that was more diverse in background and socioeconomic position …

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WAC/WID/QRF Links and Resources

Contact Info for WAC Coordinators: WAC coordinators, 2015-2016 WAC @ CUNY This site contains links to Writing/QR Fellows job descriptions for each college, WAC at CUNY 10-year review, and founding documents (1999 Board Resolution). Senior Colleges Baruch, Brooklyn, City College, CityTech, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Medgar Evers, Queens, Staten Island, York College  Community Colleges Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Queensborough Community College, Guttman Community College, …

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Writing Across the Curriculum and Quantitative Reasoning

Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines and Quantitative Reasoning Welcome to the TLC guide to Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing in the Disciplines (WID), and the Quantitative Reasoning Fellowship (QRF). The first section below contains a brief overview of the origins of WAC, info on the application process, your duties as a Writing …

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