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.
Writers need feedback, sounding boards, and other people to coach and guide them while they compose. That's where the KU Writing Center comes in. It's a place for productive talk about writing and speaking, with trained peer consultants to help you brainstorm, draft or edit your writing or speech. We consult with writers in many locations around campus. Visit us at Anschutz and Watson Libraries, at KU Lawrence residence halls, and online. Check our Hours & Locations each semester for updates. To make an appointment, browse to the Writing Center website.
Informational Class Visits
We can attend your class and give a 10-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, Adam Mills, at email@example.com.
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!
KU Core Writing Fellows
KU Writing Center consultants dedicated to supporting student writing-in-the-discipline, assigned to your KU Core course. For more information and to apply for a Writing Fellow for Spring 2017 click here. The extended deadline is January 1, 2017.
This is what you can expect once you have submitted your application:
- Instructors receive confirmation from Writing Fellows Coordinator.
- Instructors submit their syllabi and assignments to the Coordinator.
- Instructors meet with the Coordinator to discuss syllabi and assignments.
- Instructors revise syllabi and assignments and submit to the Coordinator.
- Instructors are assigned Writing Fellows.
- Instructors meet with their Writing Fellows and the Coordinator to discuss plans for the semester.
- Instructors introduce Writing Fellows to students during the first or second class session.
Faculty-Staff Day of Writing
This full-day event offers you the opportunity for productive, quiet writing as well as individual meetings with a KU Writing Center consultant or Libraries research specialist. Click here to register for the Friday, March 10, 2017 event at Watson Library, 10 AM - 5 PM.