Key things for faculty to know about the University Writing Center:
Like the classroom, the UWC is a learning space. We don’t look at a writer’s current project only as an end in itself, but as a means to teach reading and writing strategies students can use throughout their lives. As a result, students won’t leave a consultation with every aspect of their papers “fixed”—but they should leave with new insights about how to revise their work.
How the UWC can support you and your students
- Talk to your classes about the writing center.
- Assist your students in learning about any stage of the writing process, including choosing a topic, conducting research, developing an argument, writing and revising a draft, citing sources appropriately, and learning to proofread and edit.
- Help you design writing assignments that include writing center visits.
- Work directly with you to provide tailored support to your students on a specific assignment.
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Work on a recurring basis with individual students who may be struggling with writing in your class.
- Provide a range of writing resources for use both in and outside the classroom.
The writing center is not just for students; faculty can visit as well.
Another important writing resource for faculty at UCF is the University Writing Center’s sister program, Writing Across the Curriculum.
UCF’s WAC program works with faculty across the university on incorporating writing into disciplinary courses and designing writing assignments that improve learning outcomes for students. So far, faculty from such diverse fields as Chemistry, Nursing, Psychology, Hospitality Management, Computer Science, and History have joined our flagship WAC Fellows program and changed the way their departments look at student writing.