The University of Houston Writing Center provides the UH community with resources for discipline-specific writing practice,
instruction, and evaluation through the Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) program, advancing
the University's goal of raising writing standards while improving the quantity, caliber, and engagement of student learning.
Just as intellectual demands change by discipline, the conventions, forms, and expectations of writing also change. By
supporting students in the writing process within their discipline, WAC/WID initiatives lead students to grasp intellectual
material and engage themselves in articulating effective solutions to discipline-specific problems. Aimed at re-establishing
the connection between writing and content, the WAC/WID program has furthered initiatives at every academic level, each semester
providing thousands of students from 11 colleges with long-term support in developing the tools necessary to succeed in
their academic and professional careers.
WAC/WID program administrators regard writing as more than a demonstration of learned knowledge, but as a process
of thinking and learning. Partnering with colleges and departments across the University, the WAC/WID program supports
faculty in defining the writing standards, values, and conventions specific to their discipline in order to address student writing needs. Under the direction of Writing Center Executive Director
and Associate Director for Writing Programs
work with faculty partners and
Writing Center experts in pedagogy and instructional design, assessment, and English as a Second Language (ESL)
instruction in order to develop and implement the best options for discipline-specific writing support.
WAC/WID Writing Support
provided in the form of assess-and-support partnerships, CORE writing courses, linked course pairs, discipline-specific
writing workshops and labs, and individual and/or group writing consultations. Click here to learn more about the
Writing Center’s models and methods of WAC/WID writing support for students. In addition, the Writing Center provides extensive support to faculty in
the development of curriculum and evaluation rubrics as well as training seminars for graduate assistants on effectively
evaluating writing. Click here for the Writing Center's faculty support page.