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.
There are three distinct elements to the WAC/WID Program @ Daytona State.
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 four times as a full cohort: an orientation, two 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.
This 10-week program begins in September and ends in early December. Faculty participants 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 Mentoring Program, contact Dr. Jessica Lipsey or Billie Dunaway.
The Spring Online Collaborative invites faculty and instructional staff to engage in an online learning environment as a cohort during the spring semester. Participants read and discuss L. Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences and other scholarship related to WAC/WID. Participation will involve completing 5 online learning activities before each of the 5 synchronous Teams meetings where we discuss course material. 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 10-week online program begins in February and ends in April each year. It's available to DSC full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and instructional staff. Faculty participants earn professional development credit for the purposes of continuing education, tenure, and promotion. If you'd like to participate, please contact Dr. Jessica Lipsey or Billie Dunaway.
The Summer Teaching & Learning Retreat is a series of in-person 3-hour workshops facilitated during the Summer A semester. Each day of the retreat is a stand alone workshop related to contemporary conversations about teaching & learning practices, specifically those conversations related to writing and active learning in the classroom in all disciplines. Participants can expect sufficient time each day to develop course activities and materials.
This 4-day, in-person program begins in late May. Faculty participants earn professional development credit for the purposes of continuing education, tenure, and promotion. If you'd like to participate, please contact Dr. Jessica Lipsey or Billie Dunaway.
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. Fellows can elect to serve one semester or multiple semesters. Faculty serving as fellows also earn leadership credit for the purposes of continuing education, tenure, and promotion.
If you've completed each element of the WAC/WID program, and you are interested in participating in the DSC Writing Center's WAC/WID: Faculty Fellows Program, complete the application and return it to Dr. Jessica Lipsey or Billie Dunaway.