WAC programs exist at hundreds, probably thousands, of colleges and universities, many of which maintain websites like this one. These sites are not only a window into how WAC is practiced at other schools, but they also often contain their own resources that you can mine for ideas. The following list is but a small collection of links selected to reflect the work of WAC programs within the CUNY system and beyond.

The Writing Fellows review these links periodically for accuracy and relevance.

Writing at BMCC

Write Your Future With WI


Introduces students to BMCC’s Writing Intensive (WI) requirements

BMCC Writing Center


Course Schedule


From the online course schedule page, you can search for all the Writing Intensive courses being offered this semester.


Writing Across the Curriculum is a CUNY-wide initiative, led by the Office of Undergraduate Education (http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ue.html) and supported by coordinators and Writing Fellows at each CUNY campus. The links below will allow you to see how your colleagues across CUNY are integrating writing into their classrooms.

Community Colleges

Bronx (http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/WAC/)

Hostos (http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/wac)

Kingsborough (http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/wac)

Laguardia (www.lagcc.cuny.edu/wac)

Queensborough (http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/WIDWAC/)

Four-Year Colleges

Baruch – Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute (http://faculty.baruch.cuny.edu/blsci/main/default.asp)

Brooklyn (http://bcwac.wordpress.com/)

CCNY – Writing Center (http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/prospective/humanities/writingcenter/index.cfm)

City Tech (http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/academics/cue/wac/about.shtml)

College of Staten Island (coming soon!)

Hunter (http://rwc.hunter.cuny.edu/wac/)

John Jay – Writing Center (http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~writing/homepage.htm)

Lehman (http://www.lehman.edu/lehman/wac/)

Medgar Evers (http://www.mec.cuny.edu/WAC/)

Queens (http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/Writing/)

York (http://www.york.cuny.edu/wac)

Beyond CUNY – Resources from around the U.S.

The links below have been selected to showcase representative work from WAC programs and writing centers across the country. Many of these pages also maintain lists of further links that you can follow as you choose. Happy surfing!

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Creating Writing Assignments (http://writing.mit.edu/wcc/resources/teachers/createwritingassignments)

A detailed, step-by-step guide for faculty on creating effective writing assignments, published by the Writing Center at MIT.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/)

Generally considered to be the gold standard of writing resources, the OWL contains handouts targeted at both students and instructors. These can supplement the handouts provided by the BMCC Writing Center.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Writing Program (http://www.mwp.hawaii.edu/resources.htm) One of the most comprehensive writing program sites on the web, with resources for both faculty and students.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Writing Center Handouts (http://writingcenter.unc.edu/)

A comprehensive set of handouts, including many that offer discipline-specific advice tailored to certain types of assignments. While these handouts are aimed at students rather than faculty, they may give you ideas about how to approach issues of writing in the disciplines in your class.

WAC Clearinghouse (http://wac.colostate.edu/)

Aimed primarily at faculty who are deeply engaged in WAC research, but possibly of interest to the more casual visitor as well. What’s interesting here is primarily the range of work on the subject of writing in the classroom and the use of electronic media. Not all of the pages are updated on a regular basis, but you may want to check out the list of digital books (http://wac.colostate.edu/books/) and skim the contents of the latest issue of the WAC Journal http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/), a peer-reviewed publication.


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