The deadline for proposal submission was October 13, 2000 (for May 31, 2001, conference). Notification of acceptance of proposals was made by January 15, 2001. The deadline for conference registration is April 13, 2001 (those registering after this date will be charged a late fee).

Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, and Purdue University are pleased to announce that they will host the Fifth National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, which will be held May 31–June 2, 2001, in Bloomington, Indiana.

This biannual conference, the only U.S. conference dedicated exclusively to writing across the curriculum (WAC) and 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.

The theme, “Writing, Teaching, and Learning in New Contexts,” is intended to focus attention upon the changes in institutions and learning environments that WAC and WID programs and teachers find themselves shaping and accommodating. WAC topics to be discussed will include: administration, assessment, curriculum, economics, faculty development, history of WAC, interdisciplinary collaboration, student learning, politics, research, school/college collaboration, teaching, technology, theory, writing, and other forms of communicating across the disciplines. In addition to panel presentations, the conference will also offer pre-conference workshops and poster sessions, during which participants can share strategies for using writing to teach and learn.

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, and lodging in the Indiana University Memorial Union (where the conference is to be held) is affordable and pleasant.

Keynote speakers:

  • Gail A. Hawisher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Barbara E. Walvoord, University of Notre Dame
  • Kathleen Blake Yancey, Clemson University

Dates to keep in mind:

  • Friday, October 13, 2000—Deadline for submission of proposals
  • Monday, January 15, 2001—Notification of acceptance of proposals
  • Friday, April 13, 2001—Registration deadline (those registering after this date will be charged a late fee)

Direct inquiries to, or contact:

Attn: WAC 2001 Conference
Campus Writing Program
Franklin 008
Indiana University

601 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

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