A short history of WAC

Writing Across the Curriculum programs developed as a way to integrate the teaching of writing (and teaching through writing) throughout the college experience. Since the 1970s, thousands of two- and four-year colleges across the country have created their own WAC initiatives to support student writing and learning beyond the composition classroom. You can see some of these other programs on our Useful Links page.

The WAC program at BMCC began in Fall 1999, following a CUNY-wide mandate to strengthen the teaching of writing in all disciplines. WAC and WID (Writing in the Disciplines) programs are now active at all CUNY campuses. The CUNY-wide program is administered by the Office of Undergraduate Education (http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ue.html).

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