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Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing in the Disciplines and Across Campus

Faculty from across Boise State use writing to deepen students’ critical thinking and to engage students in the communicative practices of their disciplines. If you teach writing in your discipline, you might be glad to know that there are numerous resources available to you.

First and most immediately, for individual consultations, please contact Dr. Estrem is the CTL Faculty Associate for writing across campus. Then, watch CTL updates for workshops, professional inquiry groups, and other support related to teaching Writing Across the Curriculum workshopwriting across campus.

If you’re looking for teaching resources, here are a few starting points in the WAC Clearinghouse:

  • Tip sheets for teaching writing and oral communication (from using peer review to handling the paper load–these are brief handouts filled with useful resources for busy instructors)
  • In-class activities for teaching writing and oral communication
  • Formal writing assignments for teaching communication

Resources for Communication in the Discipline Courses

Communication in the Disciplines (CID) courses are housed in the major and taught by faculty in the discipline. They are designed to introduce students to the professional communication practices of their disciplines.

What resources are available for Communication in the Disciplines faculty?
As you develop or revise your CID course, please feel free to contact Heidi (

For further teaching materials and ideas, visit the CTL resource page.

Communication in the Disciplines Faculty Perspectives

Find other resources from Leslie Atkins Elliott’s workshop through this link.