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WAC Coordinators
Gloria Nicosia
Writing Intensive Coordinator
Chair of Communications
and Performing Arts
Office: E-309
Phone: 718-368-5591 

Kate Garretson
Certification Coordinator
Department of English
Office: C-211
Phone: 718-368-5209

Cheryl Hogue Smith
Writing Fellows Coordinator
Department of English
Office: C-114
Phone: 718-368-5270

CUE Director

Reza Fakhari
Assistant Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Associate Provost
Office: M386
Phone: 718-368-5029


Judith Cohen
Administrative Assistant
Office: E-309
Phone: 718-368-5591
The Assignment Lab

In L219
Telephone: 718-368-5405
In the Honors Program M377
Phone: 718-368-5365

Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum

At the City University of New York (CUNY), the Writing Across the Curriculum Program was established in 1999 through a Board of Trustees resolution, “to ensure that writing instruction is regarded as a common responsibility and that the development of writing proficiency becomes a focus of the entire undergraduate curriculum.” Since then, programs have been developed on each of the 17 CUNY campuses, each with its own character and structure. This website will introduce you to Kingsborough’s approach to achieving those important goals of shared responsibility and a focus on writing in all the disciplines.

KCC’s WAC Program consists of three distinct but interrelated components:

  1. Writing intensive courses: KCC offers some 100 writing intensive sections every Fall and Spring semester and students are required to take at least one before graduating. See WAC for Students for more information.

  2. Faculty certification program: At KCC we don’t designate courses as writing intensive; we certify individual faculty members from all departments to teach in our writing intensive program. See WAC for Faculty for more information.

  3. The Writing Fellow program: Every fall KCC welcomes a group of CUNY PhD candidates to our campus to serve in a variety of capacities within the WAC Program. See WAC for Writing Fellows for more information.

Certification Process
This Venn diagram illustrates the overlapping parts of the certification process as faculty move from seminar to piloting to completion.
Certification PPT
A more detailed introduction to how certification works both on campus and online.
Flyer WAC 2014
Recruitment for WAC certification in WI 2014. Includes the dates for the campus workshops.
Assignment Lab
There are two ways to get help with your writing if you are in an Honors or writing intensive section. Use them both.
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