In addition to working directly with students, the NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center offers faculty support for teaching writing in the disciplines. This support will be available to full and part-time faculty members, and will be offered on campus and online.
Faculty can encourage their students to come to the writing center for individual assistance. Our consultants offer students individualized assistance through one-on-one sessions lasting 45 minutes. These sessions can be in person or online, and can focus on any stage of the process, from brainstorming and developing ideas to editing final products.
Specifically, they will discuss assignments, listen to ideas, ask questions, talk about writing strategies, offer constructive feedback, and strengthen students' writing and communication habits. In addition, consultants can assist with small group assignments so long as all members of the group are present.
Faculty are encouraged to work with the WCC to develop expertise on disciplinary-specific conventions specific to the assignments students will bring in to the center.
Services include assistance on the following:
Each college has two faculty members who act as liaisons between their college and the NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center. Participation can be counted toward university service, leadership, and engagement.
Communities are assisted by NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center faculty and staff members and faculty writing delegates. Community members—typically selected by a college—will identify concerns about student writing and writing instruction and investigate the best practices to address those issues.
The WCC offers a series of "teaching writing in the disciplines" workshops designed to meet the needs of faculty interested in expanding or improving their use of writing in your classes to help students learn more effectively. Check the list or calendar below for times and descriptions. Faculty members who want to utilize the writing fellows program should complete this series. Participation will be counted toward university service and engagement. If you have any questions about WCC faculty workshops, contact Dr. Eric Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty workshops can be attended in-person or online via GoToTraining. If you want to attend online, simply click the GoToTraining link below next to the workshop you wish to attend virtually and enter your information.
This series will offer a quarterly forum for discussions about writing and the teaching of writing. Faculty and staff members from across the institution will be encouraged to submit proposals to present/lead discussions.
Faculty and staff members from the NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center will organize an annual one-day symposium where faculty members can share best practices across the disciplines.