The AWAC Mentoring Committee is offering the first workshop in our series on WAC program development and leadership, “Filling your WAC Backpack: Starting a WAC Program Prepared.” The workshop will be presented by Chris Basgier of Auburn, Michelle Cox of Cornell University, and Joan Mullin of University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom on Friday, November 15th, 3:00-4:15 Eastern Time.
This online workshop is designed for anyone who is starting, or thinking of starting, a WAC program at their institution. The panelists will begin with a discussion of the relationships and distinctions among WAC pedagogy, WAC initiatives, and WAC programs. They will provide a brief overview of the WAC programs they’ve led, after which they will describe the essential contents of a “WAC Backpack”: the characteristics and habits new WAC administrators need when initiating conversations about WAC and building sustainable programs. Participants will have ample time to ask questions about signals of WAC success, useful resources, cautionary tales, or anything else they need to get started with WAC.
The workshop is free to AWAC members with advanced registration. The workshop will be archived on the AWAC website.
To register, follow the link to the event at https://www.wacassociation.org/events/#!event-list The deadline to register is 5:00pm on November 14th. You will be sent an access link the day before the workshop.