The Writing Center offers a variety of resources to assist online instructors.

As faculty and staff, you might notice a student struggling with grammar, punctuation, meeting assignment expectations, plagiarism, and/or other writing-related concerns. To support these students, you can refer a student to the Writing Center at any time. To do so, follow these instructions:

  1. Gather Information. In order to submit a faculty referral, you will need some key information, including the student’s name, email address, course number, assignments he/she is working on, and key issues you see in the student’s writing.
  2. Fill in the Faculty Referral Form. Fill in all required fields on the Faculty Referral Form and click the arrow to submit the referral form.

    Image pointing to the submit arrows on the referral form.
  3. Writing Center Sends Email. Once the Writing Center receives your referral, we will send an email to the student with details about the supports that are best suited for their specific writing needs. We will copy you on this email.

We created a library of announcements showcasing our writing supports that you can post in your classroom. These announcements are ready to go, so you don’t have to create the content!

You’ll notice that they are Word documents, but within each Word document is the HTML code for the announcement, which you can copy and paste into your announcement's HTML Editor. For help posting these HTML announcements, watch this quick tutorial.


Each College has a Writing Center liaison to serve as the direct point of contact for all faculty, course or program leads, and course developers within that college. As liaisons, we assist with the following:

Answer questions about available writing resources and student supports.

We answer questions about the writing or APA resources available and the student supports we offer. We are also happy to hear suggestions for future resources and discuss other ways to support you. Reach out to your Writing Center liaison at any time.

Answer questions about scaffolding writing assignments

We offer guidance on scaffolding writing assignments to guide students through the writing process and support student outcomes.

Brainstorm, outline, draft, implement feedback, and final paper.

Create Custom Writing-Related Resources

We create customized resources to help students accurately complete assignments for courses under revision or development.

Course Exemplar


Suggest Writing Resources to Embed

We suggest Writing Center resources to embed within assignments.

Analysis Tutorial


Jennifer Dunn, M.F.A.
[email protected]
Liaison to DoGE, CoLA, and CoE

Millie Jones, M.A., M.Ed.
[email protected]
Liaison to CoHHSS, Forbes, and CoDS

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