For Instructors

Each year Writing Center staff develop and deliver a variety of workshops that serve diverse campus audiences. Check out our offerings below, and please let us know if you have suggestions for topics you would like to see covered.

In-class workshops: Invite us to collaborate with you! Our staff can work with you to insert discipline-specific writing workshops into your course at key points during the semester. Tailored to particular assignments and to student needs, these workshops support your class goals and help students recognize and develop effective communication behaviors. Contact Director Shareen Grogan Shareen Grogan with inquiries.

University-wide Program-level Writing Assessment (UPWA) Fall Symposium: Join us for this professional development opportunity for writing instructors. Each fall we focus on addressing common deficits identified in undergraduate writing at UM. Topic and date TBD. Contact Associate Director Amy Ratto Parks) for more information.

UPWA Spring Writing Assessment Workshop: Be a part of this annual campus-wide evaluation of student writing proficiency. Workshop participants will develop confidence in grading strategies through scoring a random sample of real student papers, and identifying common problem areas and strengths. Date and time TBD. Contact Associate Director Amy Ratto Parks for more information.

For Grad Students

Graduate Student Writing Strategies Workshop Series: Attend one or more of our graduate writing workshops that address common challenges faced by graduate student writers.

Jump Start Writing Retreat: Attend one of our four-day on-campus retreats to build momentum and make tangible progress towards your graduate degree.

Grad Student Writing Groups: Join a weekly accountability writing group to help you meet your writing goals.