Information for Faculty and Staff

Our goal is to support your students as they work to achieve their academic goals. We use a "talk it out" strategy based upon on a central question:  "How can I help?"  Whether it is learning how to structure an argument, develop genre awareness, cite research properly, increase mechanical control or simply to have someone to talk out their ideas in preparation for writing, our service is a low pressure space for students to talk through the inevitable challenges of a writing process.  

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Our core service is a one to one consultation in which each writer has the opportunity to talk about their particular interests or needs related to writing. The consultant can help the writer with any stage of the writing process.
Below is a menu of workshops and presentations available through the CEW.
Are your graduate students getting stalled out in the final stages of their programs?  Joining a writing group or a dissertation retreat is a great way to keep the momentum going!  
For faculty who integrate writing into their curriculum, the extra challenge experienced by students who are not native English speakers can cause some concern and uncertainty. Here are some tips for how to support your multilingual students!
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The Center for Excellence in Writing (CEW) is available to help you with your essays.  Our appointments will be one-to-one via a virtual platform where you can see and talk to a friendly writing consultant and share your draft.  We can help with planning, brainstorming, revising – really to help you to work through any obstacle you are encountering in the writing process.  Go to to make an appointment.  Should you have any difficulty, email ​