Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
The WAC Mission
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) at Eastern Oregon University supports the view that writing instruction should happen across the academic community and throughout a student’s undergraduate education, that writing aids in learning, and that writing skills are key to professional success. WAC is committed to assuring that all EOU students direct attention to writing throughout their studies and that, through Writing in the Disciplines (WID), students are taught and practice discipline-specific conventions. The aim of EOU’s WAC is to ensure that students learn habits of mind, processes, and skills necessary to play productive roles in their disciplines, careers, and communities.
The Writing Center supports institutional and course learning objectives that promote writing across the university, including the University Writing Requirement (UWR). To accomplish this purpose, WAC and the Writing Center facilitate faculty workshops on writing, arranges individual consultations with faculty, and archives resources for teaching writing in the disciplines.