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Faculty Resources

Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative

WAC Update Issue #7 - April 2013
WAC Update Issue #6 - February 2013
WAC Update Issue #5 - October 2012
WAC Update Issue #4 - April 2012
WAC Update Issue #3 - October 2011
WAC Update Issue #2 - May 2011
WAC Update Issue #1 - March 2011
"Writing in the Majors" Handout from John Bean Workshop (UNO-2009)
Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse
"Designing Assignments to Support the Writing Process" (Suzanne Withem 2013)

Online Resources

Critical thinking

Critical Thinking Module (Open Courseware from Critical Thinking Web - Hong Kong)
Teaching Reasoning (Maryland Community College)

Designing a writing assignment

Creating Effective Writing Assignments (MIT)
Designing Effective Writing Assignments (UMUC)


CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers
National Center for ESL Literacy Education
English as a Second Language


Plagiarism Tutorial "How to Recognize Plagiarism" ( Indiana University, Bloomington)
UNO's Plagiarism Statement ("Ethical Use of Print and Online Sources") developed by UNO's Writing Across the Curriculum for use in syllabi

Writng Center Orientation
UNO Writing Center Orientation Prezi This is the online presentation used in Writing Center orientations. To schedule an orientation at the Writing Center or in your classroom, please click here to fill out and submit our orientation request form.

Supporting our Mutual Goals

Faculty members are our best advocates, and we thank you for recommending the Writing Center to students who are invested in their writing projects. Like you, the Writing Center maintains a student-centered focus. Our mission is not to proofread or to create perfect papers but to help students become effective, independent writers.

Here are some additional ways you can assist us and your student writers:

Encourage all students to visit the center for individual consultations at any stage of the writing process.

Include Writing Center information on your syllabus. A sample paragraph is available here.

Schedule a Writing Center orientation for your class. You may schedule a 20 minute orientation in the Writing Center, or a consultant can visit your classroom. To schedule, please fill out our Orientation Request Form here.

Request consultation reports. If you would like to be informed of your students' progress, remind them to request a report. Due to privacy issues, we cannot send a report to faculty unless the student consents. If a report does not show up in your UNO email within two business days, first check your spam quarantine, then notify the director.

If you have questions or concerns about a Writing Center consultation, contact the Writing Center Director, Travis Adams.

See additional resources on our Resources page and through our PowerPoint Workshops link.