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Welcome to the online home of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program. There are areas with information of particular interest to Students, Faculty, and Administrators.

The mission of the Writing Across the Curriculum program is to promote, support, and assess the teaching of writing at Rutgers-Newark, in all academic departments.

Most visibly, the Writing Across the Curriculum Program oversees the designation and offering of “Writing Intensive” courses in all academic departments. In Fall 2001, Rutgers-Newark instituted a Writing Across the Curriculum requirement for all students who enrolled in that semester or later, and the WAC Program assists departments in making available the courses necessary for students to fulfill their responsibility to continue to hone their writing skills after they have completed the English composition sequence. Because different academic disciplines write in different ways, one of these courses must be in the student’s major; students need to learn how professionals in their chosen fields approach the challenge of writing.

Feel free to use the links in the left-hand margin to explore your area of interest in Writing Across the Curriculum. We've prepared focus sections for students, faculty, and administrators, with attention to each group's specific informational needs.

For more information contact:
FASN Writing Program
Conklin Hall 137

Marne Benson, Manager, Writing Center, WAC Coordinator
Jennifer Arena, Director, Writing Program
Farrukh Salikhov, Program Coordinator, Writing Program


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