Writing Center

For Faculty

An Overview of the Writing Center for Faculty

Individual Instruction.

15 trained peer tutors help students develop and organize ideas, offer advice for revision, and more. A typical year sees 25% of the student body visit at least once. Face-to-face appointments are made via The Hive. Student visits and appointment notes are available on The Hive for faculty. Required visits for class are proven to be effective and are encouraged, as are extra-credit opportunities. 

Class Visits.

We facilitate peer review workshops in many different courses, including Learning Foundations and Learning Explorations, but also several others. Also, we are always happy to visit your class to make a brief presentation about our services. We visited 50 classes in 2020-21!

Schedule a Class Visit!

Custom Projects. 

We welcome the chance to work with faculty on department-level projects to meet/design writing-specific learning outcomes or develop workshops & assignments ranging from introductory course essays to capstone projects. Tutors can also be paired with specific students for ongoing meetings in cases where that additional direction may be particularly helpful. Contact the CSB/SJU Writing Center Director, Dr. Kyhl Lyndgaard, to discuss.

Did you know you can learn more about Student Appointment Notes on The Hive? Here's how: 

Appointment Notes on the Hive -- Using the Hive to check for Writing Center Appointments and Meeting Notes.

You can access information from your own students and advisees (including brief descriptions of the appointment) individually on the Hive under the meetings tab once you select the student. You can also direct your students to request an email be sent to you by the peer writing tutor; however, tutors no longer do this as a mater of routine.

Here is how to look up your students more generally by class, which can be much more efficinet if youa re looking for that level of information: If you are on the Hive, you can select "Students" under the menu at left, then choose your class. Once you have the roster listed, you can select "Additional Filters" and select by Meeting and meeting type. Here's a more visual explanation:  

First, search for the course under "Sections" on the Cohorts and Relationships tab, which should look like this:

Then, filter to Appointment Type on the Meetings Tab and select all Writing Center Visit appointmnet types. You can't see it in this image but you can set a DATE RANGE here as well.  

Once you complete this process, all the students with Writing Center visits should be listed. 

If you have further questions about this, please reach out to us at [email protected] or to Dr. Kyhl Lyndgaard, Writing Center Director, at [email protected].

      We look forward to working with you!