WID WAC Committee

2022-2025: (9 Members)

Faculty Representatives (Name, Department, Term Ends)

  1. Christi Saindon, Chair, Communication, Theatre, & Media Production (2023)
  2. Adam Luedtke, Secretary, Social Sciences (2025)
  3. Carla McIntosh, Academy Advisement (2023)
  4. Stefan Spezio, Center for Tutoring and Academic Support (2023)
  5. Michael DeMarco, Social Sciences (2024)
  6. James Nichols, History (2024)
  7. Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, English (2024)
  8. Svjetlana Bukvich-Nichols, Music (2025)
  9. David Pham, Mathematics & Computer Science (2025)

Faculty Writing Intensive HIP Co-Coordinators

  • Melissa Dennihy, English
  • Monica Rossi-Miller, Foreign Languages & Literature

Student Representatives

  • Keiza Prince


  • Arthur Corradetti, Dean for Institutional Effectiveness, Liaison to Office of Academic Affairs
  • Vacant, Steering Committee Designee

Meeting Dates & Times

  • Committee meets two times per semester, typically on Wednesdays during club hours.
  • 2022-2023 Meeting dates/times:

Bylaws Charges

Section 28. The Committee on Writing in the Disciplines/Writing Across the Curriculum (WID/WAC)

The Committee on WID/WAC shall consist of the director or one co-director of the WID/WAC Program, nine (9) faculty members from different departments who have participated in WID/WAC professional development and one (1) student.

The Committee on WID/WAC shall:

  1. Oversee and make recommendations to the Academic Senate related to the WID/WAC Program;

  2. Review and recommend changes in the criteria for a writing intensive (WI ) class to the Academic Senate for its approval;

  3. Oversee a continuing WID/WAC Faculty Professional Development Program with the Office of Academic Affairs;

  4. Hear and decide student cases requesting a waiver from any WI degree requirements;

  5. Provide a list of current WI-certified classes and the instructors certified to teach WI classes to the department chairs who will make the final decision on the designation of a course or section as WI each semester;

  6. Ensure through a certification and recertification process that all classes designated as WI meet the criteria for a WI class.

  7. Provide the Committee on Committees with a list of faculty members who are participating in the WID/WAC program.

Steering Committee Suggested Charges/Committee Goals

Continue work on adjusting Recertification Form

Complete Committee Guide Addendum

Provide meeting times on webpage

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