Writing Across the Curriculum at Mason (and Beyond)

As a community of writers, we share a commitment to student writers, writing-rich coursework, and writing in the disciplines. We value the culture of writing at Mason and partner institutions, fostered over the years by faculty, academic departments, and higher administration.

WAC Mission and Goals
Central to our program’s 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.

The WAC program’s mission forwards goals laid out in the university mission statement by focusing on writing as a pedagogical tool that enables students to develop critical, analytical, and imaginative thinking to address complex social issues, and on faculty development in support of excellence in teaching.

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