AWAC recognizes the important role of mentoring in the promotion and effectiveness of writing across the curriculum initiatives. Because mentoring is a situated activity, this AWAC Committee will be charged with facilitating opportunities for a wide variety of WAC stakeholders and at various levels of impact. This includes, but is not limited to, providing larger learning opportunities for those interested in adopting WAC pedagogy (e.g., through the WAC Institute), assisting with the partnership of graduate students with senior members of the community (e.g., through the WAC-GO mentoring initiative), one-on-one pairings for early career academics interested in research, and guidance for administrators interested in program development and assessment. This committee will also coordinate the selection of a Board of Consultants, who are vetted, experienced, WAC program directors and scholars willing to provide consultant visits to universities for a fee.
In the first year, the Committee will be charged with identifying short- and long-term priorities for this branch of AWAC, as well as developing a strategic plan for implementation. This Committee will be encouraged to think broadly so as to have the greatest impact, including identifying instances where collaborating with other AWAC Committees will be fruitful.