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Professional Development

About WAC/WID

The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing-in-the-Disciplines (WID) Program at Daytona State College offers faculty and staff several opportunities for professional development. Each opportunity emphasizes the link between writing and learning and introduces participants to classroom strategies that foster critical thinking and engagement with course material. Participants can complete one or more portions of the program or do the entire sequence. Participants who complete the entire sequence are eligible to become Faculty Fellows in the WAC/WID Program. Faculty Fellows serve as campus leaders through peer mentorship and program facilitation. In addition to our professional development opportunities, we also offer classroom support through our Writing Fellows Program.

WAC/WID Program Design

There are three distinct elements to the
WAC/WID Program at DSC
  • Fall Mentorship
  • Spring Online Program
  • Summer Teaching & Learning Retreat

Faculty Mentorship Program

Faculty Mentorship Program

The focus of the Faculty Mentorship Program is two-fold. First, we aim to foster faculty-to-faculty mentoring relationships that inspire, engage, and build a stronger DSC faculty community. Through these relationships, we aim to help faculty set and achieve individual goals and to align their goals with Daytona State College's institutional learning outcomes: critical/creative thinking, communication skills, cultural literacy, and information and technical literacy.

Mentorship takes place during the fall semester. In addition to working one-on-one with a mentor, participants meet five times as a full cohort: an orientation, three teaching and learning workshops, and a wrap-up session. Each participant's experience will be unique and related to individual goals established early in the semester, but all participants can expect to work on several artifacts related to teaching and learning, professional development, and institutional culture.

If you are interested in participating in the DSC Writing Center's WAC/WID: Faculty Mentoring Program, complete an application and return to Dr. Jessica Lipsey or Billie Dunaway

Writing Fellows Program

WAC/WID: Writing Fellows Program

The WAC/WID: Writing Fellows Program is a part of supplemental instruction at Daytona State College. Writing fellows are qualified and trained student tutors, and the Writing Fellows Program offers faculty the opportunity to have a writing fellow for their course for the semester. The writing fellow attends each class session and offers tutoring appointments to the students in the class. Because faculty in this program will be working closely with a student writing fellow, this program qualifies as part of the Student Support Goal.

Faculty can nominate a student who has successfully completed his or her course OR faculty can ask for a recommendation from the Writing Center. If you are interested in participating in the Writing Fellows Program or you would like to nominate a student to work as a writing fellow for your class or another class, contact the Associate Director of the Writing Center, Billie Dunaway.

Online Program: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, and Writing

WAC/WID: Online Program: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, and Writing

The WAC/WID Online Program invites faculty or staff to engage in an online learning environment as a cohort during the spring semester. Participants read and discuss John Bean's text, Engaging Ideas, via a Falcon Online course. Bean's text is used as the pedagogical framework for the WAC/WID program, and faculty participants are encouraged to also participate in the Summer Teaching & Learning Retreat in order to workshop applying Bean's approach to their own classes and assignments. If you sign up for this program, you will be provided a hard copy of the text, and you will be enrolled in a Falcon Online Course Shell.

The online program begins in the Spring of each year. It's available to DSC full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff. If you'd like to participate, please contact Dr. Jessica Lipsey or Billie Dunaway.

Teaching and Learning Retreat

 

WAC/WID: Teaching & Learning Retreat

Working as a Faculty Fellow in the WAC/WID program gives you the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and lead the campus community in developing multiple literacies in our student population. As a Faculty Fellow in WAC/WID, you are responsible for facilitating the program, which may include mentoring other faculty members, performing classroom observations for program participants, facilitating the Online Program, and/or facilitating the Teaching and Learning Retreat. Compensation for your time is given as a course release or a stipend. Faculty earning program credentials also earn professional development credit for the purposes of continuing education, tenure, and promotion.

If you are interested in participating in the DSC Writing Center's WAC/WID: Faculty Fellows Program, complete the application and return toDr. Jessica Lipsey or Billie Dunaway.

Faculty Fellows Program

WAC/WID: Faculty Fellows Program

Working as a Faculty Fellow in the WAC/WID program gives you the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and lead the campus community in developing multiple literacies in our student population. As a Faculty Fellow in WAC/WID, you are responsible for facilitating the program, which may include mentoring other faculty members, performing classroom observations for program participants, facilitating the Online Program, and/or facilitating the Teaching and Learning Retreat. Compensation for your time is given as a course release or a stipend. Faculty earning program credentials also earn professional development credit for the purposes of continuing education, tenure, and promotion.

If you are interested in participating in the DSC Writing Center's WAC/WID: Faculty Fellows Program, complete the application and return to Dr. Jessica Lipsey or Billie Dunaway