Stacy Tanner, Ph.D, Department of Philosophy

Posted by Stacy Tanner, Ph.D

After years of teaching history and humanities at the college level, I still found myself frustrated with the disparities between what I thought I was asking my students to accomplish within a writing assignment and the product they submitted. I could not see the forest for the trees. It was time to take a hard look at my writing assignments. The WAC program offered the time and space to revise my writing assignments and align them with the learning outcomes of the course. As a result of... Read More

Nicholson School of Communication/Interpersonal and Organizational Communication

Posted by Nicholson School of Communication/Interpersonal and Organizational Communication

As we came into the 2012 Summer WAC Fellows Program, we each brought a desire to make student writing a more important part of our courses. The desire was nothing new, but for each of us it had become one of those things that had fallen victim to other things cutting in line on our do to lists. The 2012 Summer WAC Fellows Program proved to be wonderful opportunity for us to be immersed in the process of integrating writing into our courses. We spent quality time together as colleagues; we... Read More

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Posted by Rosen College of Hospitality Management

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management serves the industry that has helped make Orlando a great tourist destination as well as a great place to live. Our writing assignments are truly unique from any other college at UCF. Five faculty from two departments became WAC fellows between spring and summer in 2012. What a treasured opportunity to interact with and learn from colleagues across the university! It was valuable to articulate our learning outcomes to non-hospitality professionals. Our... Read More

Psychology

Posted by Psychology

As faculty, we strive to provide our students with the finest learning experiences we can. Our journey with the WAC Fellows Program began by selecting one of our departments courses to restructure with the goal of improving student writing and critical thinking. During the program we established an inventory of discipline-specific learning outcomes, modalities of knowledge acquisition and transfer, and career skills. In addition to these elements, we created low- and high-stakes writing... Read More

Duncan Dickson

Posted by Duncan Dickson, Ph.D.

"Wow!!! What a great start to the semester. Your discussion yesterday made a wonderful impression on the students and I think has set them up well for their assignments. I will keep you apprised of the progress throughout the Spring. I think with your help we may have been able to raise the bar on my expectations. Thank you for your expertise &... Read More