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For Faculty and Staff

The CEW supports faculty in the classroom, in their own projects, and in curriculum development.

Consultations for your students

The CEW’s mission is to support UB writers at every level (student, faculty and staff) and at any stage of the writing process.  We primarily do so through our individual consultation services.  

All of our consultants are UB students.  Undergraduate consultants are particularly strong writers who have received faculty recommendations and who have taken a semester length course in writing pedagogy and one to one teaching strategies.  Our graduate consultants are experienced and talented writers who may have experience teaching writing or have significant pedagogical coursework.  Many are deep into the dissertation process.  

Your students are welcome and encouraged to engage with CEW consultants as part of a healthy writing practice.  We guide writers, through dialogue, toward the depth, complexity, substantiation, and precision that is a hallmark of quality academic writing.  

International Students

UB’s national and linguistic diversity is a significant asset. International students have embraced the CEW’s individual consultation services and are welcome to come in as needed. Many will benefit from ongoing, regular appointments. We hope you will join us in supporting English Language Learning (ELL) students. We would be happy to consult with any faculty regarding best practices related to ELL students.

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We can consult on creating department dissertation retreats or facilitate the formation of effective writing groups.
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The UB Curriculum encourages faculty to infuse writing instruction across the disciplines.
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The CEW encourages faculty to assign realistic genres that might include digital elements such as illustrations, data visualizations, embedded video, and so on.
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The Center for Excellence in Writing helps faculty across campus to better integrate writing into their course curricula. Our purpose is to help you communicate writing standards and expectations within your discipline. We also want to support your students in synthesizing what they're learning in the classroom. Students are thus better equipped to transfer their knowledge to new contexts, while improving their written expression in a given academic field or discipline.