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 2021 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)

  • Seth Hudson (CVPA – 2023)
  • Daniel Hanley (COS – 2022)
  • Douglas Eyman (CHSS – 2022)
  • Leslie LaCroix (CEHD – 2023)
  • Jacquelyn Brown (SBUS – 2021)
  • K. Raven Russell (CEC – 2023)
  • Suzanne De Janasz (Carter – 2022)
  • Virginia Blair (CHHS – 2023)
  • A. Trevor Thrall (Schar – 2023)
  • Thomas Polk, WAC Program Acting Director, ex-officio
  • Emily Staudt, WAC Program Graduate Assistant Director, ex-officio

Consultants to the Committee

  • Gina Polychronopoulos (OIEP)
  • Carla Burns (CHSS)
  • Sarah Wittman (SBUS)
  • Colleen Sweet (CHSS)
  • Lorelei Crerar (COS)
  • Greg Robinson (CVPA)
  • Peggy Brouse (CEC)
  • Susan Lawrence (Writing Center)
  • Esther Namubiru (INTO Mason, Honors College)
  • Ashley Yuckenburg (SBUS)
  • Ellen Rodgers (CEHD)
  • Michelle LaFrance (CHSS)
  • Jen Stevens (University Libraries)
  • Bethany Usher (Office of Undergraduate Education)
  • Anna Habib (Composition)
  • Jessie Matthews (Composition)
  • Lisa Lister (Composition)
  • Courtney Wooten (Composition)
  • Shelley Reid (Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning)