CWC and Faculty

 How does the writing center work with faculty?  

The CWC is a student resource. We help students learn about writing, the writing process, and revision. While that work often helps support the writing students do in specific classes, the CWC is not a course-based tutoring service.  

 

The CWC asks faculty not to require their classes to visit the writing center nor offer extra-credit or an incentive for a CWC writing conference.  We cannot accommodate the demand for conferences that a few such incentives can create.  

 

We offer classroom presentations as a way for faculty to encourage their classes to use the Center.   

  1. The Writing Center Introduction:   A 10-minute presentation introducing students to the writing center and its resources.  

  2. The Peer Response Presentation:   This 30-40 minute presentation introduces students to peer response through two skits of peer response sessions and class discussion.  

If interested in scheduling a classroom presentation, please contact Molly Tetreault.

 

Faculty may also find the numerous resources on our website useful for instruction.  

 

If faculty are interested in specific ways to support writing in their courses, they should contact Edward Mueller. The University Writing Program consults with faculty on teaching writing and teaching with writing.  

 

For more information about the CWC’s approach and policies, contact Molly Tetreault, Director of the Connors Writing Center .