The 2010 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference will be hosted by the Campus Writing Program at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Conference dates are May 20-22, 2010. Deadline for proposal submissions was October 19, 2009; submission is now closed. Notifications of acceptance were sent out on December 4, 2009. The deadline for conference registration is April 1, 2010 (those registering after this date will be charged a late fee).
This biannual conference, the only U.S. conference dedicated exclusively to writing across the curriculum (WAC) and writing in the disciplines (WID), is typically of interest to people who are concerned with using writing to improve teaching and learning—faculty, administrators, and students from post-secondary institutions, as well as faculty and administrators from secondary schools.
Conference chairs Laura Plummer and Jo Ann Vogt accepted proposals for pre-conference workshops (3 hours), panels (60 minutes), and individual presentations (20 minutes) on topics of true interest and concern; there is no delimiting theme. Potential WAC topics include: administration, assessment, curriculum, economics, faculty development, history of WAC, interdisciplinary collaboration, student learning, politics, research, school/college collaboration, sustainability, teaching, technology, theory, writing, and other forms of communicating across the disciplines. Collaborative projects involving contributors from varied disciplines were particularly encouraged.
Bloomington is located about 50 miles south of Indianapolis in the limestone hills of south central Indiana, a region noted for its rustic beauty and artistic traditions. Travel to Bloomington is easy, dining out there is varied and enjoyable, and lodging in the Indiana Memorial Union (where the conference is to be held) is affordable and pleasant.
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