Services for Faculty and Staff
WANT SUPPORT FOR TEACHING WRITING?
WRITING CENTER CLASS VISITS
We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to visit your classes to speak with students about the Writing Center's services. If students will be doing any writing in your course, it can be very helpful to connect them with this resource right at the start of the semester. To schedule your five to ten minute Writing Center visit, click here.
WRITING CENTER HANDOUTS
If you are not interested in a Writing Center class visit but would like to connect your students to the Writing Center's services, you can use this form to request copies of Writing Center handouts to distribute in class.
REQUIRED WRITING CENTER TUTORING SESSIONS
Are you thinking about requiring students to use a Writing Center service? Requiring one Writing Center visit can be a great way to improve the quality of writing that students submit in your course and may also reduce the amount of time you spend reviewing and commenting on students' drafts. If you decide to require students to visit the Writing Center for one of your writing assignments, please contact Sandy Elsass (firstname.lastname@example.org) with details about the class and assignment, including: the course name and number of students enrolled, the dates that students will visit, the assignment sheet and/or rubric, and any additional details you feel may help the tutors when working with your students. Sandy will make arrangements with you for confirming students' Writing Center visits. If you have questions about the Writing Center's services or the pros and cons of requiring Writing Center visits, please contact the Director of the Writing Center, Justine Post (email@example.com).
The Writing Center is dedicated to helping you provide the writing instruction your students need. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with the Director of the Writing Center, Justine Post, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The director regularly meets with faculty members from across campus to discuss writing assignments and writing pedagogy. If there is anything that you feel the Writing Center could do to support your teaching, please do not hesitate to let us know!
WANT SUPPORT FOR YOUR OWN WRITING?
JOIN A FACULTY/STAFF WRITING GROUP
Each semester, the Writing Center hosts writing groups for faculty and staff members looking for writing support.
- WHO: Faculty and staff from across departments (that means you!)
- WHAT: An opportunity to connect with faculty and staff working on their writing, to give and receive feedback, and to develop your writing in a supportive environment
- WHERE: Wherever each group decides (Meetings can be scheduled face-to-face or online, based on each group's needs. Special space within the Writing Center can be reserved for writing group meetings.)
- WHEN: New groups are formed each semester, with specific meeting times determined by each group member's availability
- WHY: To support your writing process, to gain perspective from reading and writing with scholars outside of your field, and to help ensure that you achieve your writing goals during a busy academic year
- HOW? To sign up for a faculty/staff writing group, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: This form is only open for the first two weeks of each semester. If you miss the deadline to sign up for a writing group, contact Justine Post (email@example.com) to see if you can still be added to a writing group or make sure you register early next semester.
ATTEND THE FACULTY/STAFF WRITING RETREAT
The Writing Center is gearing up to host its third annual writing retreat for faculty and staff members looking to start the summer on a productive note. The 2019 writing retreat will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20 and end at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23. The event will take place at the Metzger Nature Center, located in Stone Creek, Ohio. For more information about the writing retreat, visit the writing retreat page. We hope you will join us for this intensive writing experience!