Writing Across the Curriculum

At Missouri Valley College

The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program at Missouri Valley College promotes student success by facilitating the teaching and learning of effective written communicaiton skills. The WAC program is coordinated by Dr. Debbie Olson and the Writing Across the Curriculum committee.

The Gruber Prize

In honor of the late Professor Loren C. Gruber, this prize recognizes outstanding academic and artistic achievement in senior capstone projects in each of the schools and divisions at Missouri Valley College. Students are nominated by faculty in the college’s divisions, and presented a certificate and cash prize.

2015 Gruber Prizes

Communication, Humanities, and Human Services: DelMeko Jordan
Fine Arts: Heather Hill
Social Sciences: Conner Swift
Education: Andrea Finley
Nursing and Health Sciences: Sokphon Chan

For Students

All Missouri Valley College students are required to take a Writing Intensive course as part of the General Education curriculum. Writing Intensive courses are taught in the various disciplines at MVC to provide students with opportunities to develop discipline-specific writing skills critical to academic and professional success.

In addition, the WAC program works with other campus offices, such as the Learning Center, to support and encourage excellent student writing.

For Faculty

The WAC program supports effective instruction by providing faculty with professional development workshops and individual consultation. Faculty workshops are offered once a semester on a range of topics such as pedagogical theory and practice and effective assessment practices.

In addition, the WAC program consults with faculty on an individual basis to address specific issues and challenges arising from classroom experiences.

For further information, faculty should contact the WAC coordinator, Dr. Debbie Olson.

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee

Dr. Debbie Olson, Coordinator
(Division of Fine Arts)
(Division of Languages and Humanities)
(Division of Communications)
(Division of Math & Science)
(Division of Business)
(Nursing and Health Sciences)
(Division of Social Science)
(Division of Education)