WAC Seminars & Workshops

Introductory WAC Seminars for TAs

The Center regularly offers WAC introductory seminars for UIUC teaching assistants. Two seminars are held for TAs: a two-day seminar in August and a two-day seminar in January, both held just before classes start. 

Participants receive a small stipend for attending. Calls for seminar nominations typically go out in late fall and early summer of each year. If you are interested in attending a WAC introductory seminar, please contact CWS Office Manager Debbie Carrier for more information. 

WAC Seminars for Faculty

Periodically, the Center offers WAC seminars for faculty and/or TAs. These half-day seminars are opportunities for participants to discuss their implementation of WAC approaches, share any changes they’ve made to their teaching, and expand on topics raised in previous WAC seminars. 

Recent WAC Workshops

The Center regularly offers campus-wide workshops on topics such as teaching ESL writers and source use, citation, and plagiarism. We also frequently collaborate with departments to develop specialized workshops. To arrange a workshop for your program or department, please contact Paul Prior.

Examples of recent, specialized WAC workshops include:

  • Supporting Communicative Diversity Across the Curriculum (March 2020)
  • Responding to Student Writing for Physics 280 TAs (January 2020)
  • WAC Seminar for the Education Justice Project (October 2019)
  • Writing from Sources for Office of International Programs in the College of Education (July 2019)