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The mission of the Walden Writing Center’s faculty support is to provide personalized training, advice, and resources that assist Walden faculty members in effectively communicating scholarly writing guidance to their students, which supports improved student and faculty experience, progress to degree completion, and development of strong scholar-practitioners.  

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Would you like to be notified of Writing Center services, events, and helpful tips? Sign up for one of our mailing lists!

  • A monthly e-mail for faculty is available by contacting Amber Cook. See the updates to the right of this column for the most current message. Archived updates are here.
  • A weekly newsletter, with upcoming webinars and a writing resource and tip of the week, is available by contacting our webinar coordinator at wcwebinars@waldenu.edu. This newsletter is primarily student-facing, but many faculty members subscribe and use it to copy and paste relevant tips into their classrooms.

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August 2017 Updates for Faculty

If you'd like to subscribe to monthly updates like the ones below, please contact Amber Cook to be added to the e-mail list.

  • As the fall term start approaches, consider arranging for a course visit, where a Writing Center staff member will embed in your discussion board, introducing Writing Center resources and answering your students’ questions. We have lots of availability at the moment, so make a request soon to ensure your preferred week. See here for more details and a request form.
  • Would you like to help us try out Blackboard Collaborate as a faculty webinar platform, and pick up some writing support tips in the meantime? Amber Cook will present an encore of this summer’s session titled Supporting Student Writers Without Losing Your Cool on Wednesday, September 6 at Noon Eastern in the Blackboard Collaborate platform. Participants will have a chance to share their thoughts on their experience as a participant. See this link for details and registration: http://waldenu.libcal.com/event/3503152
  • Note to Master’s faculty: We are inviting master’s students to a special presentation of Introduction to APA Style Citations and Reference Entries (also in Blackboard Collaborate) on Thursday, September 7, from 4-5:00 p.m. ET. Students will learn the basics of citations and reference entries in this session, with a special focus on applying what they learn in their own writing. Feel free to pass on this webinar to your master’s students!
  • Note to Committee Faculty: In the Form and Style Review, editors focus on the writing in capstone manuscripts: grammar, APA style, punctuation, cohesion, flow, tone, and clarity. To help committee faculty, these editors have created a committee faculty pre-form-and-style checklist. This checklist, which is based on recurring areas they see at Form and Style, may help as you work with mentees to proofread documents before committee review and ultimately Form and Style.
  • Bookmark This: We often receive questions about how to best work with multilingual writers. See the Working With Multilingual Students page in the Writing Center Faculty Toolbox for some single-page PDFs containing information, tips, strategies, and resources for working with multilingual writers.

The Writing Center has developed a new tool, the Writing Process Personal Assistant (WPPA), which is a resource that you use as you write. Simply open the tool and use it to guide you through the writing process, from brainstorming and writing to revising and proofing. The WPPA includes tips along the way and will help you make sure you aren't missing anything in your paper. To get an idea about how the WPPA works, see this quick preview video, and then be sure to register to access the WPPA! If you have any questions about using the tool, contact wcwebinars@waldenu.edu.

  • Writing Tip of the Month: The DOI (digital object identifier) is an essential element of electronic reference entries in APA style, but it is the source of a lot of confusion for many students and faculty. See our latest blog post for a look at the current advice on formatting and locating DOIs for online sources.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Writing Center Toolbox for Faculty! I'm Amber Cook, the Writing Center's Associate Director of Faculty Outreach and Support. In this role, I receive frequent questions and requests from faculty who need strategies to help support Walden writers. This toolbox contains resources developed by the Writing Center for this purpose, along with resources developed by your fellow faculty members. Can't find what you need? Want to request a resource? Contact me any time at amber.cook@mail.waldenu.edu.