Faculty and Staff Resources
WRITING CENTER CLASSROOM VISITS
To arrange for a Writing Center consultant to visit your class briefly to inform your students of Writing Center services, contact Yvonne Rutford, Assistant to the Writing Center Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACULTY-TEACHING STAFF DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
WAC Grants: Apply for Writing across the Curriculum Grants by November 30, 2011. Grants are available for individual instructors and for academic programs and departments. They are provided for projects to create or revise courses and curricula to make them writing intensive or writing inclusive, or to incorporate the use of best practices into courses and curricula that already feature substantial student writing. For more details, see the Individual Grant Application and the Program/Department Grant Application.
Brownbags on Writing across the Curriculum Topics: All faculty and teaching staff are invited to attend these sessions, which concern frequently mentioned topics related to Writing across the Curriculum. In Fall 2011, brownbags on WAC Grants (Oct. 6, 7, and 27), Grammar (Oct. 31), and Assignment Sheets (Nov. 29) will be held. In addition, the WAC Program will be featured in a session of the CETL Teaching, Talk and Tea Series entitled Sharing Your Best Writing Exercise or Assignment (November 15). Visit the News section of the Writing Center webpage for more details.
Consultancy Service for Instructors: Wondering how best to make writing a significant part of your course, major, minor, or general-education offerings? Contact Deborah Schlacks, Coordinator of Writing across the Curriculum, at email@example.com, to arrange for a consultation. Consultations are available for individuals and for groups (such as programs and departments).
RESOURCES ON WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Responding to Student Writing:
A Web Page from Grinnell College on Research Assignments (alternatives to the long research paper):
Writing in the Disciplines: