The Center serves more than students. We serve the faculty.
While the Writing and Multiliteracy Center provides writing and communication consultations for students and staff, we also support faculty by providing:
- individual consultations and teaching material that can help students think creatively and improve how they write, present, or visualize information and arguments;
- pitches and workshops to fit the needs of the course and instructor;
- tips for how to encourage students to come to the Center;
- online resources for writing and communication.
Consultations and Custom Workshops for Faculty
Faculty consultations help instructors and professors identify challenges and problems students face when working on written, oral, or visual/multimedia assignments or activities in a course. Consultations aim to provide concrete strategies or share tools and material for improving students' learning experience. Topics may include rubrics for evaluating writing or oral presentations, timing assignments, providing guidelines for peer review, recording oral presentations, scaffolding assignments, using techniques for effective commenting and feedback, reviewing syllabi or assignments, teaching creative thinking, exploring in-class composition activities, and more.
Consultations with faculty are helpful before custom workshops are provided. To make an appointment for a faculty consultation or workshop, please email Dr. Sohui Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5-min Pitches and Workshops for Faculty
The Center provides pitches of the Center's services. We also provide writing workshops and multiliteracy workshops led by peer writing tutors, Multiliteracy Specialists, and the Faculty Director. Please visit our workshop page for details and to request a workshop for your class.
Four Ways to Encourage Students to Visit Us
Students are more likely to use our consultations services when instructors and professors encourage them. Here are four easy tips for how faculty can encourage students to visit the Center.
You can also show students our short video (1m24s) about the Writing & Multiliteracy Center. The video relates where we are, what type of tutoring services we provide, how to make appointments, and hours.
We curate writing and communication resources that might faculty apply writing and communication activities and assignments for learning as well as work with students who are producing these assignments. Rescues include links for student writing at CI, writing across the curriculum, how to provide effective conferences with students about writing, and avoiding plagiarism. Learn more about online resources.