In addition to working directly with students, the NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center (WCC) offers faculty support for teaching writing in the disciplines. This support will be available on campus and online to full- and part-time faculty members.
If you are an NSU faculty member wanting help with teaching writing, you can:
Faculty can encourage their students to come to the writing and communication 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, consultants will discuss assignments, listen to ideas, ask questions, talk about writing strategies, offer constructive feedback, and strengthen students' writing and communication habits. In addition, they 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 pertaining 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 WCC. Participation can be counted toward university service, leadership, and engagement.
Workshops are currently held when requested by faculty and student groups. Past faculty workshop content is being moved to the W-CENTRAL Canvas site, which NSU faculty will gain access to in fall 2019.
We would be happy to develop a custom workshop or run a past workshop just for your department or college. If you have any questions about WCC faculty workshops, contact Dr. Eric Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These "core four" workshops cover the core skills needed by instructors when developing, responding to, and assessing student writing assignments.
These workshops introduce faculty to innovative pedagogies and technologies designed to enhance student learning and engagement.
The Writing and Communication Center can run a past workshop or create customized writing workshops for department and programs, as well as for student, faculty and employee groups on campus. If you are interested in such a workshop, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
We will get back to you to develop a plan for the workshop you requested.
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.