For Faculty

Welcome, faculty!

The Writing Center is eager to assist you and your students. Throughout this site, you will find links to our many student resources and services, including professional tutoring and editing and interactive online tools. The getting started page contains links and an introductory video to orient your students to everything the Writing Center has to offer.

In addition to student services, we offer a range of resources to support you in your work with student writing. See the links to your left for useful information and classroom resources. We can also provide you with other, more personalized services as listed below.

To pursue any of these opportunities, contact Manager of Program Outreach and Faculty Support Amber Cook at amber.cook@waldenu.edu. We look forward to working with you and your students!

Writing Center Data

We are committed to privacy in our student interactions, so we cannot offer detailed information about individual student use of the Writing Center. We can, however, discuss college or program trends, such as numbers of students who receive paper reviews or attend webinars, or information about Form and Style review quality patterns.

Course Visits

The Walden Writing Center offers course visits by faculty request. Faculty members can choose from two types of course visits, synchronous and asynchronous, based on course goals and their studentsí learning styles. The goal of course visits is to introduce students to useful Writing Center services and to answer questions about those services as well as writing in general. In an asynchronous course visit, a Writing Center staff member will join the class for a week by posting to the discussion board, introducing Writing Center resources each day, and answering student questions. The faculty member will need to announce the staff memberís presence and encourage students to ask questions. The benefit of this type of visit is that students can access the material at their convenience, and they will have the staff memberís input for a full week.

In a synchronous course visit, a Writing Center staff member will present Writing Center resources and answer questions during a live meeting via Adobe Connect. The faculty member will need to identify the best time for a session and be present during that session to answer any student questions about course content. The benefit of this type of visit is that students will have a multimedia experience, hearing the staff memberís voice and seeing screen sharing images during the session. To request a Writing Center course visit, please fill out the Course Visit Request form: https://walden.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6lrwJo6RDKVUBX7.

Review of Classroom Materials

Course leads who are part of revisions to courses can contact the Writing Center for advice on APA or writing details included in those revisions. Instructors who use their own sample papers or classroom aids can also consult us for clarifications on those areas.

Resources for Specific Students

If you are working with a student with particular writing challenges and would like advice about the best resources for that student, we are happy to put together recommendations for you.

Fill out this brief form (https://walden.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2a7NDeIk1CCXqnP) with specifics, and we will send you a package of resources for your student.

Developmental Editing for Capstone Students

For students who are working on their dissertation or professional doctorate capstone, developmental editing can help. This service, which is intended to help students whose writing skills are interfering with their progress, involves several weeks of intensive one-on-one work with one of our dissertation editors. The service is available by faculty referral only. See the Developmental Editing area of the WC Faculty Toolbox for information.

Contact Us

Browse through an archive of recent faculty questions on APA, writing instruction, and Writing Center services on the WC Toolbox for Faculty.

Would you like to be informed of new Writing Center services and events? Contact amber.cook@waldenu.edu to be added to our faculty e-mail list!

For questions about tutoring services and Writing Center resources, contact Amber Cook at amber.cook@waldenu.edu

For questions about dissertations and form and style reviews, contact Martha King at martha.king@waldenu.edu