Services for Faculty

The Writing Center is dedicated to supporting writing instruction throughout the College. We offer faculty the following services:

The Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

The Writing Center is hosting weekly writing sessions to create a common and supportive space for faculty and staff to write together.  Snacks and coffee/tea are provided. A writing associate is available at the start of each session to discuss writing logs, goal-setting, and other strategies to write productively, with focus and intention. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend regularly or sporadically.
Spring semester 2016: Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-noon, in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Faculty Seminar on the Teaching of Writing

An eight-part discussion (over light lunch) of strategies for meeting the challenges of improving the writing skills of our students.

Conversations about Writing Instruction

Our professional Writing Associates offer a perspective on the teaching of writing that complements your particular disciplinary expertise and classroom experience.  We would be pleased to come to your office to discuss whatever aspect of writing pedagogy you wish. Read more about consultations.

In-class writing workshops for your students

Writing Center Workshops provide practical, hands-on exploration of different aspects of the writing process.  Workshops can occupy part or all of a class period, though the more time that you allow, the more effective our instruction will be.  All workshops are individualized to insure that they meet the specific goals that you have for your students.  Read more about our workshops.

Contact us

Faculty interested in these (or other) Writing Center services may contact our directors:

  • Michele Barale, Thalheimer Professor of English and Women and Gender Studies, Director of the Writing Center
  • Jyl Gentzler, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy, Associate Director of the Writing Center