The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing-in-the-Disciplines (WID) Program at Daytona State College emphasizes the link between literacy education and disciplinary study. The WAC/WID Program is a partnership among UCF and DSC faculty, administrators, and the DSC-UCF Writing Center whose ultimate goal is to equip students with the literacy aptitude necessary for a world that demands strong communication skills in a range of disciplines, in myriad genres, and for varied audiences.
Pursuant to this goal, The WAC/WID Program aims to prepare and support faculty to teach writing in their disciplines, within a framework of best practices in writing studies theory and pedagogy, in order to expand the writing expectations in their courses.
The WAC/WID Professional Development Program is at the heart of the program and is a requisite step for those faculty interested in procuring a Writing Fellow to support writing instruction in the classroom.
This professional development program offers faculty members and staff the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of colleagues to study critical thinking in more depth, with the aim of enhancing pedagogical delivery to students. Topics to be addressed include the cognitive science of decision-making, implicit vs. explicit instruction, elements and standards of reasoning, and best practices for course and assignment design to facilitate student critical thinking.
All interested DSC faculty (including adjuncts) and staff are welcome to apply. Up to 15 applicants will be selected to participate in the 2016 class.