Begun in 2006, this project aims to identify, compile, analyze, and facilitate activity and interest in writing in the disciplines in higher education around the world. 

We look at the following:

  • First-language and English-language initiatives.
  • Undergraduate/tertiary (our primary emphasis) and graduate/postgraduate initiatives, programs, and activities focused in disciplines
  • Academic writing centers, separate courses or modules, or similar services devoted to working with students and faculty/staff in and across disciplines.   
  • Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) programs and initiatives


For more details on project objectives, please visit this link



WAC refers to "writing across the curriculum" and usually implies an initiative in an institution to assist teachers across disciplines in using student writing as an instructional tool in their teaching

WID refers to "writing in the disciplines" and usually implies that writing is occurring in some form as assignments in subjects or courses in one or more disciplines in an institution; it also refers to research that studies the theory, structure, and rhetorical properties of writing that occurs in disciplines, whether in teaching the discipline or in disciplinary scholarship.