Embedding a Writing Specialist or Writing Fellow
Writing Specialists can be embedded in a course with a dedicated discussion board where students can pose quick questions and concerns (in-depth exploration merits a visit to the Writing Center). Writing Specialists will respond to students with advice and helpful, relevant resources. Embedding allows for consistency in fielding quick questions or providing regular feedback on student writing and discussions. The embedded tutor will develop an understanding of course expectations and assignments through collaboration with faculty. Embedding also familiarizes students and faculty with the services offered through the Writing Center by having a contact they speak to regularly.
Embedding a Writing Specialist is not limited to 'literary' content courses. Any course that involves research, citations, presentations, speeches, and other means of communication can benefit from embedding a tutor. Embedding is offered for online, hybrid, or in-person courses, and is a semester long commitment that is offered on a first come, first served basis. Faculty interested in embedding a tutor can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.