I have been a WAC Fellow at Hostos Community College, CUNY in the Bronx since the fall of 2014, and I am deeply invested in the utility and applicability of the concepts of WAC/RAC and WID in both the two-year and four-year college settings. Prior to graduate school, I worked in the College Writing Program at Lafayette College as an undergraduate Writing Associate, assigned each semester to assist students in a particular course (of widely varying disciplines) in one-on-one consultation with drafts of their writing assignments. I also spent time working drop-in hours in the College Writing Center.
At Hostos, WAC Fellows take on a variety of tasks, one of which is assisting professors who wish to design Writing Intensive (WI) designated courses, which feature both formal and informal writing assignments as the majority of the graded work for the course. Hostos students are required to take and pass two WI courses in order to graduate, and WI courses exist in nearly every discipline at the college.
During the 2014-15 year, I worked with Assistant Professor Diana Macri, of the Allied Health Program, to develop a WI version of her course “Ethics, Jurisprudence, and Practice Management in Dental Hygiene” (DEN223).
The final syllabus for that course, along with our 2014-15 fellows’ edition of Hostos’ WAC Newsletter “From the Writing Desk,” featuring an article on my collaboration with Prof. Macri, can be found below.