Abstract: To more effectively meet the expectations of industry for entry-level IT employees, a case is made for the inclusion of writing throughout the Computer Information Systems (CIS) curriculum. Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) principles are explained, and it is opined that both Writing to Learn (WTL) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) pedagogies are desirable for inclusion as part of the delivery of the CIS curriculum. Examples of both WTL and WID are provided from the author’s Systems Analysis & Design (SAD) course. It is concluded that the use of WTL and WID techniques in the flipped SAD course has both (1) increase student engagement both in and out of the classroom, and (2) improved student writing and learning.
Keywords: student learning, student engagement, Employer Expectations, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing in the Discipline, Writing to Learn
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Recommended Citation: Saulnier, B. .. (2016). The Application of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Techniques in a Systems Analysis & Design Flipped Classroom . Information Systems Education Journal, 14(4) pp 13-19. http://isedj.org/2016-14/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2015)