Mason’s WAC Committee

The WAC committee is a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, charged with overseeing the writing-intensive (WI) requirements in the major. As such, the committee works closely with the director of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program to articulate and refine the requirements for WI courses; to review WI syllabi to determine compliance with these requirements; to approve existing or new courses that degree programs propose to meet WI requirements; and to assist with activities and events related to writing across the curriculum.  Click here for the AY 2019 WAC Committee Guide.

The committee consists of an elected representative from each of the academic units, as well as ex officio members, including the Director of the WAC Program and others who are asked to serve based on their expertise and/or vested interest in student writing across the curriculum.

Faculty Senate Committee Members (college/school represented – end of term, spring)

  • Thomas Britt (CVPA – 2021)
  • Lorelei Crerar (COS – 2020)
  • Douglas Eyman (CHSS – 2020)
  • Marcie Fyock (CEHD – 2021)
  • David Gallay (BUS – 2021)
  • Dimitrios Ioannou (VSE – 2020)
  • Douglas Irvin-Erickson (S-CAR – 2020)
  • Denise Osborn-Harrison (CHHS – 2021)
  • Gene Shuman (VSE – 2020)
  • Thomas Polk, WAC Program Acting Director, ex-officio

Consultants to the Committee

  • Greg Robinson (CVPA)
  • Peggy Brouse (Systems Engineering)
  • Susan Lawrence (Writing Center)
  • Karyn Kessler (INTO Mason)
  • Esther Namubiru (INTO Mason)
  • Larry Rockwood (Biology)
  • Jacquelyn Brown (B-School)
  • Ellen Rodgers (CEHD)
  • Michelle LaFrance (CHSS)
  • Jen Stevens (University Libraries)
  • Bethany Usher (Office of Undergraduate Education)
  • Laura Lukes (Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning)
  • Jessie Matthews (Composition)
  • Lisa Lister (Composition)
  • Courtney Wooten (Composition)
  • Shelley Reid (Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning)