Information for Faculty
The Writing and Learning Commons (WaLC) supports faculty members' efforts to maintain academic rigor in their classes by:
- Hiring and training course tutors – successful students recommended by you to work with specific classes.
- Providing writing tutoring, Writing Fellows, and online writing resources.
- Facilitating in-class workshops on a variety of writing and academic skills.
Please take the following steps to integrate our services into your courses:
- Recommend successful students as tutors for the WaLC.
Include the WaLC syllabus statement in your course syllabus and link to us from your Blackboard course.
Review the Fall 2013 Tutor Assignment document (PDF) to see a complete list of our outstanding student staff and their specialty areas.
If you have course tutors or Writing Fellows assigned to your courses, request Blackboard access for those individuals as "Student Tutor" access. Please do not request "Course Grader" or "Course Builder" access for tutors. Blackboard access allows tutors to review your course syllabus and familiarize themselves with your expectations for students. To request access, click here.
Add the “Tutoring Information” module to your Blackboard course using these instructions. The module provides students with everything they need to know to get connected with our services.
Please note that due to space limitations, instructors should not send an entire class for writing tutoring on the same assignment.
To recommend a student for a position at the Writing and Learning Commons, click here.