Students at all levels, in all programs, and in all formats can make writing center appointments at
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 on campus and online to full- and part-time faculty members
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, 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 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 NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center. Participation can be counted toward university service, leadership, and engagement.
Join us this winter on Wednesdays from 12-1 pm in the WCC (Rm. 430 in the Alvin Sherman Library) or online via GoToTraining for workshops designed to meet the needs of faculty interested in expanding or improving the use of writing in their classes to help students learn more effectively
Whether you want to attend virtually or in-person, simply click the link next to the session description below and enter your information. (Once registered, you will receive reminders and an email with the link to login to the session, as well as access to follow-up materials and an online survey following the workshop.)
*BYOD! The WCC encourages all visitors to bring their laptops, tablets, or mobile devices with them to use during workshops.
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 email@example.com.
Assigning and Assessing Oral Presentations: Powerpoint and Beyond | April 3, 12-1 p.m., WCC - Explore how to assign oral presentations that allow for innovative formats students can use to present their work in and out of class while making assessment effective and efficient. Register to attend this workshop in-person or virtually via GoToTraining.
Recordings are available below to access the content of past workshops.
The Writing and Communication Center can 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.