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For Faculty and Staff
The Writers' Workshop partners with staff and faculty in several ways inside and outside the classroom.
The Workshop supports your teaching efforts by consulting with students working on assigned papers or other writing projects, including research papers, essays, reports, UROP proposals, and theses or dissertations. Please see FAQs for Faculty and Staff for policies on working with your students. If you would like a consultant to visit your classroom to give a 10-minute presentation about the services the Workshop offers, please contact Jill Jenson, Director of the Academic Writing and Learning Center. You may also want to add language to your syllabus that directs students to the Workshop.
Experienced Workshop staff can also help you design your assignments, determine appropriate grading procedures, and create grading rubrics. In addition, we work with departments or programs to determine how to integrate writing throughout your curriculum. If you or your entire department are interested in this opportunity, contact Jill Jenson for more information.
Individual Writing Support
The mission of the Writers' Workshop is to support all members of the campus community who seek to improve their writing, including faculty and staff. We all need readers to react to our drafts, to pinpoint areas that lack clarity, and to discuss ideas for revision. The Workshop consultants are eager to serve as your readers. Whether you are working on a grant proposal, an article for publication, a report for a superior, or any other type of writing, the Workshop is here to help. We'll work with you at any stage of the process, even brainstorming! Simply register for an appointment or contact Jill Jenson to set up a time for an individual session or, in the case of co-authorship, a group session.
Seasoned members of the Writers' Workshop staff periodically offer workshops on topics such as designing effective writing assignments, distinguishing between writing to learn and learning to write activities, and ensuring productivity in scholarly writing endeavors. Watch your email for announcements of these opportunities. If you have suggestions for workshops that may be of value to you or your students, please contact Jill Jenson. We're happy to accommodate your requests as resources allow.