Criteria for WAC Faculty Award
The WAC Awards Subcommittee will use the Faculty Rubric as a guide to
selecting the winners of the
Faculty Writing Across the Curriculum Award.
||Writing assignments actively engage students at a very high
level of critical and analytical thinking. To fully complete the
assignment, students must look beyond the scope of the problem.
||Writing assignments engage students at a moderately high
level of critical and analytical thinking. Students may complete the
assignment without having to look far beyond the scope of the problem.
||Writing assignments engage students in critical and
analytical thinking. Students may complete the assignment without
having to look beyond the scope of the problem.
|Contribution to Student Learning
||Writing assignments are a central part of the course and
enhance content understanding at a superior level.
||Writing assignments are an integral part of the course, but
may not carry as much weight as other assignments. The level of content
understanding is enhanced but not at a superior level.
||Writing assignments offer contributions to content
||Very original assignments that use unexpected methods to take
full advantage of the learning experience.
||A moderate level of originality is apparent. A good variety
of methods to aid student learning.
||Writing assignments show some originality. Designed to aid
student learning in a more traditional way.
|Reflections-- the WI course Experience
||A short essay that reflects on the integrated nature of WI
courses at a broadly based liberal arts college.
||A short essay reflecting primary and secondary course effects
on students and professors.
||A short essay reflecting the primary effects of the course on
students and professors.