Faculty participants in LaGuardia's WID program produce an instructional portfolio: a collection of materials that documents their participation in this yearlong program and their development of a curriculum that is writing intensive.

Each portfolio includes:

  • A pre- and post-Wid syllabus.
  • Copies of all the writing assignments included in the "WIDed" syllabus.
  • Samples of student work viewed as well-executed and poorly-executed.
  • Journal excerpts from the participant's teaching journal.


Each year LaGuardia Writing fellows produce videos that focus on issues in Writing in the Disciplines

Introduction to Writing in the Disciplines

Introduction to the Writing in the Disciplines program at LaGuardia Community College by Dr. Marian Arkin.

Making Your Mark: Creating a Staged Assignment

Dr. Michelle Pacht and her class show WID principles in-action.

The Faith of the Converted: a WID Testimonial

Dr. Gerald H. Meyer is interviewed by Justin Rogers-Cooper, Writing Fellow 2008-2010, about his experience in WID.

About Writing in the Disciplines (WID)

In 1999, LaGuardia funded a faculty development initiative to infuse writing in the disciplines as a means of improving student learning. In 2000, CUNY announced its institution-wide Writing Across the Curriculum initiative, which contributed both funding and writing fellows to LaGuardia's program.

Since that time WID at LaGuardia has trained over 400 full- and part-time faculty. The institutional commitment to writing-intensive pedagogy has made WID a central component of the strategic vision of the College.