Southeast approaches writing
in the disciplines (WID) differently from many other institutions.
While other institutions have designated WID courses, Southeast
integrates writing throughout the University Studies program on
the basis of the written communication objective.
Some faculty may be more familiar with the term "writing across the
curriculum" (WAC). Many WAC models, however, delegate the teaching of
all writing skills to an English department or to a WAC program. In
these models, students rarely learn how to write from experts in the various
disciplines. In a WID model, however, writing instruction is
disseminated throughout the curriculum and the various departments and
programs at an institution. Therefore, because Southeast's WID program
is integrated in all University Studies courses, all Southeast faculty are
responsible for writing instruction.
The Center for Writing Excellence also publishes Helix: A Journal of
Interdisciplinary Research. This journal offers the students in
any discipline at Southeast the opportunity to showcase their researched
Jonathan Monroe - Writing and the Disciplines
Davis WID program