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. For help with this process, please click on the appropriate link for your school below:
- Faculty Referral for Ashford University Faculty and Staff
- Early Alert for University of the Rockies Faculty and Staff
Writing Support Announcement to Post in Course
Announcements about Writing Supports can be found on the Writing Center’s CETL page under Faculty Services.
College Liaisons and Customized Resources
Each College has a Writing Center liaison to serve as the direct point of contact for all faculty within that College. We support individual instructors, course or program leads, and instructional designers on course revisions and developments. As liaisons, we can:
- Answer questions about writing, APA, or resources available
- Develop customized writing resources for a course/assignment (video, sample annotated paper or outline, tip sheet, etc.)
- Provide links to writing and APA guides to embed within assignments and course guides
- Attend course development meetings
- Take your suggestions for future resources and discuss other ways to support you
Millie Jones, M.A., M.Ed.
Liaison to CoHHSS, CoLA, DoGE, CoE, Forbes, and University of the Rockies
Professional Development Webinar Recordings
- Plagiarism 101
- Help your students to avoid plagiarism by exploring our Plagiarism 101 webinar for instructors.
- Improving Student Writing and Reading: Improving Rhetorical Awareness
- Create more awareness of audience, purpose, context, and other parts of the rhetorical situation into assignments and readings. Usable resource included!
- Part I: Writing Matters! Introduction to Giving Effective Feedback
- Part II: Feedback Workshop: What is effective feedback and how to give it?
- Part I focuses on best practices and time management for providing effective feedback on student writing. Part II is a workshop of just-in-time lessons with a practice on giving effective in-text comments and other feedback techniques. This series also provides a working “Playbook” of effective comments on writing and how you can upload these into your personal Waypoint library of comments.
- APA Refresher
- This module gives a quick refresher so you feel confident about your APA knowledge, and will help you to give consistent and appropriate feedback to students.