Faculty and Staff Resources

Faculty and Staff Resources


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 yrutford@uwsuper.edu.



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 dschlack@uwsuper.edu, to arrange for a consultation. Consultations are available for individuals and for groups (such as programs and departments).




General Information:

An Introduction to Writing across the Curriculum" from the WAC Clearinghouse website

Integrating Writing into Any Course: Starting Points" by Kate Kiefer

4,100 Students Prove 'Small Is Better' Rule Wrong" by Sam Dillon (September 27, 2010 NY Times article on the huge impact of writing across the curriculum on a "failing" high school)

Responding to Student Writing:

Richard Haswell's classic article "Minimal Marking"

M. A. Syverson's "Minimal Marking: A Sane Method for Dealing with Errors"

"Responding to Student Writing"


A Web Page from Grinnell College on Research Assignments (alternatives to the long research paper):



Writing in the Disciplines:

Books available in the Writing Center on use of student writing in various disciplines, including business, math, social sciences, sciences, fine arts, and more