WAC Master Classes
WAC Master Classes are special topics workshops for faculty who have completed the Writing Fellows Program. These workshops involve individualized, experiential learning.
Master Classes are facilitated by a visiting Writing Studies specialist and involve five components, encapsulated by the acronym PLACE:
Preparation: Participants prepare for the workshop through readings, videos, material preparation, and/or other activities
Lecture: Participants engage in an interactive lecture led by a disciplinary expert
Application: Participants develop a classroom-based application based on the content taught
Consultation: The Master Class Facilitator conducts follow-up consultations with each participant to provide advice and feedback on the classroom application
Evaluation: Participants evaluate the workshop experience and its impact on their teaching
Master Classes are offered yearly on timely writing-related instructional topics. Faculty who attend three Master Classes are awarded a WAC Educator certificate acknowledging their commitment to providing exemplary writing instruction at the university.
For information on upcoming Master Classes, contact WAC@mnsu.edu.