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The Formation of a Professional Organization for Writing Across the Curriculum


Basgier, Christopher
Cox, Michelle
Falconer, Heather M.
Galin, Jeffrey
Harahap, Al
Hendrickson, Brian
Melzer, Dan
Palmquist, Mike
Sheriff, Stacey


In this chapter, we describe the rationale for and development of the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC), which held its first meeting for members at the 2018 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. We first provide a historiography of previous WAC/WID-related efforts, including the specific contributions of each one, leading up to the more formalized process of establishing this new organization. Finally, we explain our aspirations of AWAC’s role in supporting a sustainable and inclusive scholarly WAC/WID community.