Instructors & the Writing Center

To learn more about how the Writing Center can fit into your course, email Susan Andersen at susan.andersen@usu.edu or Jasilyn Heaps at jasilyn.heaps@usu.edu.

Incorporating the Writing Center into Your Class

Visiting Your Class

Instructors wanting their students to get writing help should take advantage of the Writing Center's class visits. In a class visit, a Writing Center tutor visits a class and explains what services the Writing Center offers and how to schedule an appointment. While basic visits last between 5 and 10 minutes, tutors can fine-tune their presentations to fit a course's needs. If you are interested in scheduling a class visit, contact the Writing Center at usuwritingcenter@gmail.com.

Require an Appointment

Have your students complete an Online Writing Center visit for a specific writing assignment or as a stand-alone assignment during the semester. Our appointments are free, online, and easy to schedule, which offers instructors and students flexibility.

Offer Extra Credit

Give your students the opportunity to build on their writing skills while earning a bit of extra credit, especially when our tutors are available throughout the day, 7 days a week. Personalized writing help is just a click away!

Instructor Resources

Faculty Interactions in the Writing Center

USU faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to drop in at the Writing Center any time. We consider them an essential component of the writing center environment. Our tutors are thrilled when professors come in to say hello because it shows that they respect our purpose and acknowledge our value to campus and community.

To maintain our welcoming, professional atmosphere and promote our academic credibility, the Writing Center asks that faculty and staff honor the requests in our WC Expectations for Faculty document.

Instructor Referrals to the Writing Center

Instructors can refer individual students to the Writing Center to get help with their writing. These referrals can be for a one-time visit, semester-long visits, or anything in between. To refer a student to the Writing Center, simply print the referral form, and fill it out. The student is then in charge of following the directions on the form and scheduling the necessary Writing Center appointment(s).

Instructor Referral Sheet

Assessing Student Appointments

Students receive a detailed appointment summary form from their tutor after every Writing Center appointment. These forms are great snapshots of what students discuss in their appointments.

Instructors also have the option to request Writing Center stats and report forms for their classes.

Canvas Logo

Using Canvas for Reporting

The easiest way for students to submit proof of a Writing Center visit is to take a screenshot of their appointment summary form and submit it on Canvas.

Cross Curriculum Faculty

If you would like to list the Writing Center in the syllabus or require students to come to the Writing Center, please contact the acting Director Susan Andersen at susan.andersen@usu.edu for details and to make arrangements.