Faculty and Staff Resources

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.

We are happy to meet with individual faculty members to discuss ways we can provide support for writing instruction across the disciplines. The following resources might also be of help. 

Writing in the Disciplines Research

From the Council of Writing Program Administrators, a comprehensive set of materials for faculty and students researching the teaching of Rhetoric and Composition. (CompPile)

Instructional Support

Instructional support from UB libraries to assist in readying students for research projects. 

Tips for Integrating Writing

Practical guides on responding to student writing and designing assignments that incorporate writing from the Harvard Writing Project.

A nice set of downloadable PDF guides from the University of North Carolina at Richmond  to support faculty in the creation of informal writing-to-learn activities and formal writing projects.   

UNC Chapel hill has a useful set of handouts for teachers incorporating writing into their curriculum: 

Click here for support for teachers seeking to integrate more writing into their curriculum from Colorado State's WAC clearinghouse. 

Resources for Teaching International & ESL/ELL Students

The following ELL language guides developed by Shea Menge, former CEW consultant, provide assistance for ELL tutors and educators to understand and respond appropriately to cultural and language-based differences in developing English writing skills. These guides cover the six most common non-English first languages found in the CEW.

Writing Across Borders: Three Videos from Oregon State University

Writing Across Borders is a 3-year documentary project funded by Oregon State University's Center for Writing and Learning and its Writing Intensive Curriculum Program. The documentary's purpose is to help faculty, writing assistants, and other professionals work more productively with international students in writing environments.

Writing Across Borders:  Part 1

Writing Across Borders:  Part 2

Writing Across Borders:  Part 3

Scientific Writing Resources