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Welcome to WAC at Mason

At our large state institution, we are proud of the culture of writing that has been created and fostered over the years by faculty, academic departments, and higher administration, all of whom share a commitment to student writers and writing in disciplines. Central to our WAC mission is the belief that when students are given frequent opportunities for writing across the university curriculum, they think more critically and creatively, engage more deeply in their learning, and are better able to transfer what they have learned from course to course, context to context.



Summer and Fall 2014: We are updating the Mason WAC website.

During our updates, please visit our FacebookTwitter, and The Writing Campus blog pages for current news and activities from Mason WAC!


  • September 2014:  AND AGAIN!  For the 13th year in a row, Mason is one of only 11 schools on the U.S. News & World Report best-of list for Writing in the Disciplines. Ranked alongside programs at Harvard, Princeton, and Duke Universities, Mason WAC is proud to be recognized for its contributions to writing excellence.
  • July 14, 2014: WAC Director Michelle LaFrance and English faculty member Steven J. Corbett are featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education!  “A 21st-Century Attendance Policy” explores how to take roll in college classes.
  • June 2014: We live-blogged the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota!  Please take a look at some highlights on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
  • September 2013: Take a look at WAC Director Michelle LaFrance’s recent coauthored article in The Chronicle of Higher Education“It’s the Little Things That Count in Teaching.”



Fall Faculty Write-Ins

Our Fall Friday Morning Write Ins offer uninterrupted work time, a distraction-free work place, and a supportive and collegial community of peers. After a few minutes of check ins and goal setting, we spend our time quietly working together. Join us to connect with other faculty writers on campus and to set the tone for a productive fall semester.

Friday Mornings, 8:30am to 1:30pm

Location: Research Hall 161

Dates: 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/ 24, 10/ 31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, and 12/12.

No sessions on 9/19 (ITL) and 11/28 (Fall Break).

See more here!



(703) 993-1187



Fairfax Campus
George Mason University
4400 University Ave.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Robinson Hall A, Room 416


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