Writing Center Supports Faculty Instructors and Faculty Writers
Faculty Instructor Support includes:
We would love to speak to your class this semester and tell your students about the services provided at the Writing Center. Whether your class meets in-person, online, or hyFlex, we will let your students know who we are, how we help, why they should participate, and how to make an appointment at the Writing Center.
We also offer standard language for your course syllabi.
Below is our recommended language about the Writing Center for your undergraduate course syllabi:
BSU’s Writing Center (MLK 204) is here to help any BSU writer become stronger and more confident. Our peer consultants can help you overcome challenges in any step of the writing process, whether that is working to understand a prompt, conduct research, generate and organize ideas, create a draft, integrate sources, revise work, or complete the final edits. You can bring any writing project, including essays, research papers, reports, annotated bibliographies, resumes, cover letters, creative writing, PowerPoint slides, etc. We would love to work with you and talk about your writing.
We offer both in-person (face-to-face) and online (virtual) sessions where we meet one-to-one to address your specific concerns. In-person sessions are held in MLK 204; online sessions are live/real-time and can include video, audio, and/or chat. All sessions last up to 50 minutes and are booked online bowiestate.mywconline.com (click “Register for an Account” if it is your first visit). When possible, we try to accommodate walk-ins too.
We are open Monday-Friday and most semesters we also offer some weekend or evening hours. Learn more about this semester’s hours, our services, and our consultants at: bowiestate.edu/writingcenter. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at (301) 860-3720, and/or follow us on Instagram: @bsuwc or Twitter: @bsu_wc.
The Writing Center offers a video-embedded module for your Blackboard course sites. Contact us for details about how to you can upload the module into your classes; alternatively, we are happy to upload the module for us. To see a screenshot of the module, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Regardless of the subject you teach, we are happy to work with your students. Since we find that students who do not voluntarily seek our services do not participate or learn as well in our sessions, we generally suggest that you not require students to visit us. However we know that some instructors disagree and require their students to attend at least one session per semester. Others offer extra credit opportunities for Writing Center visits. Since some instructors wish to know which of their students are visiting the Writing Center, we can verify student attendance as long as the student has granted us permission to do so.
We provide a verity of handouts and digital links for use as teaching tools or as additional resources for your students. We welcome all suggestions for handouts and resources that you might like to share with us. See our current collection here.
We are also happy to help you develop effective writing assignments, writing activities for your class, and strategies for supporting your student writers. Please, feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment with a writing specialist.
Faculty Writer Support includes:
Faculty Writing Studio Events:
The Writing Center also works with faculty and staff writers. Most semester we offer a monthly or bi-monthly Faculty Writing Series. Find our more by emailing us or checking our Upcoming Events page.
We are happy to provide faculty and staff writers with individual, one-to-one consultations. This offer extends to all employees working on any writing project. We are happy to meet with you at any stage of the writing the process. Simply email us to discuss options and times.
Screenshot of the Writing Center's Fall 2022 Blackboard Module
Email us and we will help you upload the module into your Blackboard course site(s), or we can upload it for you!