We encourage faculty members to refer their undergraduate and graduate students to the KU Writing Center. If you recommend it, students will come. We request that you refer individuals rather than requiring every student to attend. We simply do not have the capacity! If you would like us to work with your entire class, we recommend In-Class Workshops (below). Feel free to use the Syllabus Statement for all your courses.
We encourage you to include this information about the KU Writing Center in your course syllabi:
At the KU Writing Center, you can work one-on-one with writing consultants trained to talk with you about writing. We welcome students who think they need help with writing as well as those who consider themselves good writers. You can meet face-to-face, receive feedback via e-mail, or schedule a videoconference. Consultants are coaches who work with you on any type of assignment—essays, research papers, reports, presentations---at any point of completeness or incompleteness. We find that students benefit from a visit early in the thinking and writing process. Don’t wait until you are frustrated. To learn more, browse to http://writing.ku.edu. You’ll be glad you did!
Our professional staff members are happy to assist faculty with designing assignments that incorporate writing into their courses. In addition to delivering in-class workshops or facilitating peer review sessions for your class (see the section on In-Class Workshops below), we can consult with instructors on assignment development and responding to student writing. If you're interested in a one-on-one consultation email the Associate Director, Dr. Brianna Hyslop.
Informational Class Visits
We can attend your class and give a 15-minute presentation that introduces your students to the KU Writing Center, our website, and our services. Instructors of record must be present during class visits as their input is essential. Class Visits are not Workshops. To schedule a visit, click here. If you have any questions, email our Workshop Coordinator, Jacob Herrmann.
We offer 45-75 minute in-depth, hands-on workshops on specific topics, from thesis development to citation style, for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Please check each workshop description for details. Because we aim to assist students at their point of need, they should be working on a specific assignment at the time of the workshop. Instructors of record must be present during the workshop as their input is essential. If you have any questions, email our Workshop Coordinator, Jacob Herrmann.
Click here for workshop details.
KU Core Writing Fellows
Writing Fellows are KU Writing Center consultants dedicated to supporting student writing in your discipline, assigned to your KU Core course. For more information, contact Kara Kynion.