WELCOME to MUWAC-L
Marshall University Writing Across the Curriculum
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* What is MUWAC-L?
MUWAC-L is an e-mail discussion list initiated for the purpose of providing
a convenient and accessible forum for the discussion of all issues related
to writing across the curriculum and for the dissemination of information
pertinent to the WAC community.
The WAC community is considered to be all faculty, staff, administrators
and interested graduate students involved in the writing across the
curriculum program or interested in writing across the curriculum.
MUWAC-L is being established as a private, unmoderated list for a trial
period. A private list is one in which subscription requests are sent to a
list owner, who can add the subscribers to the list and remove subscribers
from the list. The purpose of using a private list ensures that
subscribers are either faculty, staff administrators or interested graduate
students. An unmoderated list, as opposed to a moderated list, is one
which accepts all posts from subscribers to the list.
* Where is MUWAC-L?
MUWAC-L is being distributed via the listserv software at wvnvm.bitnet (or
wvnvm.wvnet.edu for internet users).
* How can I join MUWAC-L?
The mail server which is responsible for receiving and distributing
contributions to the discussion responds to commands sent directly to the
mail server via e-mail and interactive messages send via bitnet. E-mail
commands may be sent to:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (internet)
There is no need to specify a subject in the Subject: line. The body of
the message should contain the command(s) you are sending to the listserv.
If you have a signature automatically appended to your e-mail, be certain
to separate the last line of commands and the first line of your signature
with a blank line. Subscribers new to the use of listserv may wish to send
the following command to email@example.com:
get info refcard
To subscribe to MUWAC-L, send the following command to the appropriate
address listed above:
subscribe MUWAC-L <your name>
To discontinue your subscription to MUWAC-L, send the following command to
the address listed above:
Please note that when subscribing to the list, you must include your name.
For example, "subscribe MUWAC-L Karen McComas." When unsubscribing from a
list there is no need to include your name.
* What other commands does the mail server recognize?
HELP: returns a message to you containing a list of all the commands and
the command results
LIST: returns a message to you containing a list of all the e-mail
discussion lists available at wvnvm
REVIEW MUWAC-L: returns a message to you with a list of all current
subscribers to the discussion
INDEX: returns a message to you with a list of files available by e-mail
SEND <filename>: returns the file specified by <filename> to you via
* How can I participate in MUWAC-L?
Subscribers to MUWAC-L may participate in the discussion by sending e-mail
MUWAC-L@wvnvm.bitnet or MUWAC-L@wvnvm.wvnet.edu
Contributions sent to this address are then sent to every subscriber to
MUWAC-L. Contributors should provide pertinent subject lines to assist
subscribers with the process of following a particular topic of discussion
(frequently called "threads"). When sending a reply to a specific message,
subscribers may use the command "reply" (while reading the message they
wish to reply to). The reply will then have the subject line: RE:
<previous topic name>. If subscribers are using the "reply" command to
avoid typing the mailing address each time they post, the topic name can be
changed by typing: "reply/subject="<new topic name>".
* What if I need help?
MUWAC-L is owned by Karen McComas (firstname.lastname@example.org).