Policies for In-Class Writing Workshop Requests
- If you are simply requesting our brief (20 minute) introduction to Writing Center services, you may do so at any time. We can arrange these at any time in the semester, and we can often come on short notice (a few days in advance).
- We sometimes receive more requests for workshops than we can manage. The more lead time you give us, the more likely we will be able to accommodate your request. With the exception of the quick introductory workshop, please give us at least two weeks lead time to schedule your workshop.
- Some staffing and scheduling restraints make it difficult for us to schedule workshops during the summer, during breaks, and before the third week of classes during the fall and spring semesters. You are welcome to ask us, and we will do our best to manage it, but you may need to be ready with a back-up plan.
- Excluding Intro Workshops, instructors are allowed to request ONE workshop per semester. (Please note this is one workshop per instructor, not per class.) If you have the space, you are welcome to invite students from multiple sections to get together for the workshop. We're happy to share the workshop materials with you, so that you can reproduce the workshop for other courses or sections.
- Teaching assistants and leaders of student organizations are welcome to request workshops. We frequently visit classes and recitation sections taught by graduate students. We encourage TAs and student leaders to invite us into their classrooms and professional development sessions.
- In-class writing workshops are not intended as substitute teaching, so we request that you do not schedule them on days when you will be away.
- Please let your students know that we in the Writing Center believe that active participation leads to better learning. So, our workshops rely on students' willingness to be engaged and involved.
If you'd like to schedule an in-class writing workshop, please complete the request form. If you have additional questions about our in-class writing workshops, contact Jennifer Follett at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215)204-0703.