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Resources for Faculty


For Students and Faculty

Our webpage of Resources for Writers provides useful information on a variety of writing-oriented topics that could be useful for faculty.

Working with multilingual students

This page from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides considerations and strategies for working with multilingual students. 

Brainstorms meetings

Once a month, the Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum programs sponsor a drop-in gathering to discuss writing pedagogy and writing assignments. Watch your Coe email for announcements about these meetings, or contact Jane Nesmith, Director of the Writing Center, for a one-on-one meeting.

Writing Fellows 

The Writing Fellow Program, designed to provide in-depth Writing Center assistance to Coe's first-year population, pairs a Writing Center consultant or team of consultants with each of the participating First Year Seminar (FYS) classes.

Writing Fellows can also be requested for classes beyond the FYS.

Writing Fellows can work with instructors and students in a number of ways:

  • Discuss writing assignments with the instructor
  • Meet with students throughout the semester to give conferences on writing projects 
  • Help students interpret feedback given on their papers and drafts
  • Help supervise small-group peer feedback sessions on student drafts
  • Serve as a writing and study role model for students
  • Provide another point of academic encouragement for students

By working closely with the instructor, the Writing Fellow can bring an understanding of the course writing assignments to conferences with students. Over the course of the semester, the Writing Fellow can meet with each student a number of times, and can observe what works and what doesn't in the conferences. This combination ultimately leads to better writing conferences.

Writing Fellows can also give writing workshops to classes on various writing strategies. Find the list of available workshops here. 

Faculty can arrange to have a workshop in their classroom by contacting their Writing Fellows or by emailing the scheduler at writingcenter@coe.edu.  These presentations are most effective if faculty work closely with fellows to customize the presentation to fit with writing projects for their students.

"By writing much, one learns to write well."
— Robert Southey