The Writing Center supports faculty members by providing handouts on working with students who are non-native speakers of English, creating opportunities for student extra credit, and providing information on crafting effective writing assignments. We create opportunities for faculty to volunteer through our "Teacher in the Center" program. We also offer class orientation sessions and student writing workshops.
The Writing Center supports faculty by providing resources for the following:
For more information about working with ESL writers, visit universityeslwriters.weebly.com
Our “Teachers in the Center” program supports faculty who volunteer two hours a week as a writing tutor. In the past ten years, over 30 faculty from various departments have engaged in this university service, learning more about writing across our campus and helping students develop their writing skills.
For a list of current and former Teachers in the Center, click Teacher in the Center History (17KB)
Most semesters, the Writing Center offered a series of in-person Friday writing workshops for students. The topics include "Writing with Academic Integrity," "Using APA, 7th edition," and "Using MLA." Led by a Writing Center tutor, these sessions give an overview of the topic, provide hands-on exercises and activities for the participants, and include small- and large-group discussions.
This Fall semester, we have created interactive PowerPoints based on these presentations and put them online for student and faculty use. Each presentation, led by a tutor and featuring writing prompts for students to complete, runs about 40 minutes.
Academic Integrity Presentation (15,103KB)
APA 7 Presentation (18,910KB)
MLA 8 Presentation (21,852KB)
Most semesters, the Writing Center offers class orientation sessions to English 080, 111, and CI (Communication Intensive) courses, along with other writing intensive courses for specific disciplines, in September of each year.
This Fall semester, we have created TWO orientation videos based on these presentations.
The first is an interactive video, which runs about 15 minutes. It features an overview of the writing center, explains how to use the online tutoring system, and highlights the various writing resources on our webpage. This video also contains writing prompts for students to complete, along with an optional writing assignment, in which the student summarizes their strengths and weaknesses as a writer, explains the kinds of writing they expect to do in college and in their career, and responds to the ways they may use the Writing Center this semester.
The second is an informational video, which runs about 7 minutes. It features an overview of the writing center, explains how to use the online tutoring system, and highlights the various writing resources on our webpage.
To view and share either video with your students, use the links below.
Fall 2020 ONLINE
September 14–December 17 (Hours TBD)
Director, Helen Raica-Klotz