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.

For more information about the WID program at LaGuardia, contact: Karen Miller, kamiller@lagcc.cuny.edu, Social Science Department, LaGuardia Community College 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11235.

Suggested Reading: John C. Beanís Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom (2011).