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Writing is a key tool for the creation and dissemination of knowledge in any discipline. 

Faculty and Programmatic Support

Faculty understand the questions, history, genres, and jargon of their disciplines.  The Center for Excellence in Writing is committed to helping them develop successful writing assignments and curriculum through individual consultations, guest speakers and departmental workshops. 

Individual Consultations

Faculty members are welcome to make appointments to discuss ways to increase the amount of assigned writing in their syllabi. Using research on writing pedagogy, often we can help you assign more writing strategically so that you are not overwhelmed with grading.  Through parsing assignments and slowing the students’ processes of producing the assignment, faculty may be able to receive better papers.

Departmental and Classroom Workshops

The Center for Excellence in Writing has writing consultants able to run writing workshops in your classes.  In addition, to meet the needs of departments, the CEW offers workshops on topics such as how to include more writing in syllabi, the basic components of effective writing pedagogy, and forming effective graduate writing groups.