Resources for Faculty

Ways to Encourage Your Students to Visit

Include This Blurb in your Syllabus

For writing feedback and support, please visit MCLA’s Writing Studio in Murdock 120. There you will find trained Writing Associates who can help you at any stage of the writing process: from understanding assignments and brainstorming ideas to planning, revising and polishing final drafts. For information such as this semester’s hours of operation and how to make an appointment, please visit the Writing Studio website at afghanistantourism.net/writingstudio

Invite a Writing Associate to Visit your Class

Have a friendly Writing Associate visit your class for a 15-minute presentation on the services the Writing Studio offers. To schedule a class visit, please email Amber Engelson at a.engelson@afghanistantourism.net

Hand Out Promotional Materials

If you'd like informational bookmarks, brochures and other such items to give to your students, please contact Amber Engelson at a.engelson@afghanistantourism.net

Ways to Access Resources for Your Writing Pedagogy

Schedule an Appointment with MCLA's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Specialist

Contact Amber Engelson, MCLA's WAC specialist, to schedule an individual faculty consultation concerning any aspect of writing and pedagogy, from writing or revising essay prompts, to sequencing writing assignments, to assessment. To schedule an individual consultation, please email her at a.engelson@afghanistantourism.net

Attend Campus-Wide WAC Workshops

Spring 2023 WAC Workshops

Tues. Jan. 31st, from 12-1 pm, Faculty Center: “Let’s talk Writing!” 

Has it been a while since you've talked about writing with in a collegial, welcoming environment? This session will offer a chance to sit down with each other in a shared space to talk writing: about our students’ writing; how we teach it; about ourselves as writers…

Tues. Feb. 28th, from 12-1 pm, Faculty Center: "AI for Educators: Opportunities and Challenges.”
Are you worried about and/or intrigued by ChatGPT and other AI tools? Join WAC and the Offices of Academic Technology and Assessment for a collaborative CTL-sponsored conversation about our pedagogies and how AI might complicate—and perhaps transform in positive ways—what we do in our classroom spaces.  

Tuesday, April 25, 12-1 pm, Faculty Center: "In Their Own Words: MCLA Students Talk Writing."
Are you interested in getting students' perspectives on writing instruction and support? Join us for a conversation with MCLA students about what they value when it comes to writing, what works for them as writers and thinkers, what doesn't, and why.

Join the Writing Across the Curriculum Canvas Page

Join the Writing Across the Curriculum Canvas page, where you can find teaching materials on everything from effective source use, to writing literature reviews and analytical essays, to activities you can assign to help your students edit their papers. To be added to the page, please email Amber Engelson at a.engelson@afghanistantourism.net with your A number.