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Creating Habits of Mind: An Interview with Vicky I. Zygouris-Coe, Ph.D., Winner of the Schell Award for Implementing Innovative Writing Instruction in the Disciplines

April 24, 2017
As the 2017 WAC Fellows Showcase drew to a close, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Vicky I. Zygouris-Coe, Ph.D., a professor and Program Coordinator for UCF’s School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, and this year’s winner of the Schell Award for Implementing Innovative Writing Instruction in the Disciplines. Below is an abridged transcript…

Associate Professor of History Dr. Daniel Murphree to Publish a WAC SOTL Article

March 13, 2017
Participants of last year’s WAC SOTL project continue to have the results of their research accepted for either publication in their fields’ journals or for presentation at conference. We consider this to be very important testament of our program’s success as it demonstrates UCF faculty’s deep engagement with WAC. In our last update, we told…

Update on the WAC SOTL Project

February 15, 2017
As many visitors to our website know, we are running the WAC Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project, for the second time this year. The purpose of the program is to design and implement a discipline-specific research project related to the teaching and learning of writing in the participants’ field or profession. During sessions led by…

A Long-Time WAC Collaborator Wins Teaching Excellence Award

February 6, 2017
Associate professor of foreign languages and literatures Dr. Martha Garcia has won the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. Dr. Garcia has collaborated with the WAC Program since 2013, creating and revising numerous writing assignments for her courses, with the hep of the WAC Program. She has been particularly successful in using both low and high-stakes…

Department of Anthropology

February 3, 2017
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Announcing the Recipients of this Year’s WAC Starter Grants

September 27, 2016
This year, we are awarding six starter grants to faculty from 3 academic units. The unique quality of the grant is that the recipients will be mentored by the WAC Program’s faculty as they work on their projects. Depending on the scope of the project, the grants range from $300 to $500. Fall semester will be spent…

The WAC Program Expands Training of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Chemistry

August 25, 2016
Our very successful collaboration with UCF’s Department of Chemistry dates back to 2011, the year when the WAC Program was founded. During these years, we have conducted several joint curriculum design and research projects, published and presented at conferences results of our work, and designed and implemented a GTA writing instruction training program for instructors…

The UCF Integrated Business Major Creates a Custom Business Writing Handbook for Its Students

August 22, 2016
Following extensive work with the WAC Program, which included faculty development, course design workshops, and other efforts, UCF’s Bachelor in Integrated Business Program has created a customized business writing handbook for its students, to be used this academic year in all of the program’s courses. The custom handbook is based on the well-known Business Writer’s Handbook…

Team of WAC SOTL Researchers Will Present at a National Conference

August 15, 2016
A team of researchers from the College of Education and Human Performance who participated in last year’s WAC SOTL project will present their paper “Redefining the Function of Lesson Plans: A Study of Teacher Candidates’ Knowledge of Lesson Plan as Genre” at the 2017 Association of Teacher Educators’ Annual Conference. The conference will take place in…