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How We Partner with Faculty

The GWC is a resource for faculty, providing student and classroom support for writing, research, and critical thinking skills. We help students raise their academic writing standards to meet the field-specific expectations of their professors and advisors. The GWC also provides tools and materials that faculty can use when teaching and providing feedback on student work. 

Below are some of the ways that the GWC can work with you and your students; we also welcome opportunities to collaborate on new and customized support and learning materials.

Student Referrals

Faculty can suggest or require that their students and advisees take one of our workshops, meet with a writing coach on a certain paper, or meet with a coach a certain number of times per term. To make a mandatory referral, contact the GWC.

In-class GWC Presentations and Workshops

Faculty can ask us to present an introduction to the GWC or one of our workshops in their class. In our introduction, we cover the purpose of the GWC, how to sign up with a writing coach, and the benefits of coaching in the writing process. We can also customize any of our writing workshops for your students. To request a workshop, contact the GWC.

Customized Support for Courses

The GWC works with faculty across the curriculum to create targeted writing and learning support that can be integrated with courses. We can help you build into your course design GWC presentations, materials, and/or one-to-one coach support. We have partnered with faculty to provide feedback on submitted assignments and help craft writing prompts.

Collaboration Between Writing Coaches and Advisors

Coaches value advisor input to align the support we provide with your expectations. Reach out directly to your student's coach to compare notes, or contact the GWC for help connecting.

For more on advising, visit the GWC's Advisors and Advising page to explore tools and resources that advisors and students can use to optimize their work together.

Support for Distance Learners

Working with a writing coach can be a valuable lifeline for students completing coursework far from the campus community. All GWC services—including coaching, workshops, online resources, and custom support—are available to NPS distance learners. We've compiled resources on our distance learners page, an excellent starting point for your students.

We welcome the opportunity to customize materials, presentations, Q&A sessions, or coaching to integrate with your distance-learning course! Reach out to learn more.