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WAC LIAISONS - Certificate


CSUF values writing and the ways writing can enhance learning in any class. To support faculty and staff interested in teaching with writing, the WAC LIAISONS Program is offering a WAC LIAISONS Certificate through the FDC. This certificate program will familiarize candidates with WAC LIAISONS theory and practice and enable them to incorporate meaningful writing assignments into their courses.


The annual deadline for WAC LIAISONS Certificate portfolios is the first Friday of October; email them to


Current CSUF part-time and full-time faculty and staff are eligible. WAC LIAISONS Portfolios and Travel Grant applications will be evaluated by the WAC LIAISONS Advisory Committee.


WAC LIAISONS Certificate recipients receive a letter of commendation from the Director of the Faculty Development Center for their FAR files, an electronic certificate (“badge”) for their webpage, and eligibility to apply for a grant of up to $800 for travel to a WAC LIAISONS- or writing-related scholarly conference.

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Click on the name of each faculty to read what they have to say about the WAC LIAISONS Certificate Program.

WAC LIAISONS Certificate Requirements

There is no application. Simply complete the requirements listed below and email your portfolio to by the first Friday of October any year.

Requirement One - WAC LIAISONS Workshops

Attend all of the following:

Requirement Two - WAC LIAISONS Portfolio

Create and submit a portfolio containing:

  • A list of the WAC LIAISONS workshops (titles and semester/year) completed by the candidate.
  • A list of the candidate’s Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) or "Objectives" for ONE course in their discipline,
  • 2-3 writing-to-learn activities relevant to the course mentioned above (feel free to use activities created during the workshops--review the workshop discussion boards for yours!). 
  • 1 prompt for a formal writing assignment relevant to the course mentioned above (feel free to use a prompt created during the workshops--review the workshop discussion boards for yours!).
  • A list of the most common writing norms in the candidate’s disciplines. Need help? Check out Miami University’s descriptions of  disciplinary writing conventions. These will help the committee, who may not be familiar with your field's writing norms.
  • A 500-750-word reflection that:
    1. describes the course and learning outcome(s) to which the enclosed activities and prompt apply (150 words or fewer)
    2. uses WAC LIAISONS theory to explain how and to what end these activities and prompt would be used to increase learning in the described course, and
    3. reflects upon how the WAC LIAISONS workshops will inform the candidate’s future teaching
    4. certifies that at least 50% of the enclosed activities are original, and cites the source(s) of those that are not

WAC LIAISONS recommends using the portfolio rubric linked below as you construct your portfolio.

WAC LIAISONS Certificate and Travel Grant Tools

Certificate Earners


  • Vanessa Ferreira
  • Eric Rodriguez
  • Adam Golub


  • Heather Denyer
  • Karen Gallagher
  • Guadalupe Diaz-Lara
  • Elise Assaf


  • Paul Inventado
  • Zia Salim

Contact: Dr. Leslie Bruce, Faculty Fellow
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Location: GH 435
Phone: 657-278-3155

WAC LIAISONS is located in Gordon Hall (formerly University Hall), Room 435.

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Mailing Address:
California State University, Fullerton
800 North State College
P.O. Box 6850
Fullerton, CA 92831


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