Faculty Resource Page


Faculty Referral Form   Use this form if you would like to refer students to the Writing Center. receive confirmation that they attended, and see what they worked on during their session. You can also simply require students to bring you a Blue Slip (a signed visit voucher) to show that they came to the Writing Center for help and what they worked on during the session.
Working with students who are English language learners The Writing Center has useful articles on working effectively with students whose first language is a language other than English. Addressing the Learning Needs of Speakers of English as a Second Language written by Writing Center consultant and ESL specialist, Gary Tessmer is a good place to start. For others please contact dweber@pitt.edu with questions or to see other resources or materials. 
Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing   For a great resource about helping college students improve their writing, please check out the Council of Writing Program Administrator's "Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing." 
Sloan-C's video on course and syllabus design  View the Sloan Consortium's informative video on creating strong course goals, learning objectives, and assessments. 
Designing Engaging Writing Assignments Auburn University's video on "Interactive Writing."
Vertical Writing Model Takes you to the Vertical Writing Model of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Appalachian State University. This model, which tracks skills students will master through each of their four years, "was designed to give students continued support for writing during their careers at Appalachian, with writing experience each year, and a structure to archive writing for both students and the university."