International Survey

The International Survey was conducted from 2006 to 2009. We received responses from more than 330 institutions on six continents.

The survey is currently closed. To view the survey, please visit this link.


For individual research profiles please click on the researcher’s name.

Chris Thaiss - University of California, Davis

Aparna Sinha – University of California, Davis


Paula Carlino - National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, CONICET, University of Buenos Aires

Gerd Bräuer - University of Education in Freiburg, Germany

Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams - Centre for Academic Writing at Coventry University


Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places (August 2012) Available online at the WAC Clearinghouse and in print from Parlor Press. It includes profile essays on more than forty institutions in 28 countries on six continents. Co-editors of the project are Chris Thaiss (lead editor), Gerd Bräuer, Paula Carlino, Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams, and Aparna Sinha.

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Please forward this information to anyone in any country whom you think might be interested. We would like to hear about any activities relevant to writing in disciplines, such as:

  • teacher/staff development or discussions with staff/faculty across disciplines
  • actual or contemplated courses, programs, centers, or writing-support services
  • individual teachers or small groups of teachers/staff who have made the improvement of student writing or the use of writing as a tool for learning an explicit priority in their disciplinary courses.


Chris Thaiss:   Aparna Sinha: