Faculty may refer students to the Writing Center by assigning them a visit and requesting a purple slip as verification of their visit. It is up to the student to make the appointment and to ask the tutor for a purple slip. The purple slip is filled out by the tutor with information on what was accomplished in the session and what assignment was addressed, including faculty name and course and tutor's name. It is the student's responsibility to turn it in to his/her professor.
Faculty who would like to request workshops on various writing-related topics for their classes may contact Martha Krupa, coordinator of OAS Tutorial Services, at 716.286.8075.
The links below provide a variety of useful information for faculty interested in supporting students' writing:
- Tips for Designing Effective Writing Assignments
- Strategies for Embedding Writing Support Across the Disciplines
- "Responding to Student Writing: 13 Ways of Looking at It" by Doug Hesse, Director of University Writing Programs and Professor of English, the University of Denver
- "The Concept of Control in Teacher Response: Defining the Varieties of 'Directive' and Facilitative' Commentary" by Richard Straub http://www.jstor.org/stable/358794
- "Teachers' Rhetorical Comments on Student Papers" by Robert J. Connors and Andrea A. Lunsford http://www.jstor.org/stable/358839
- "Language Acquisition at Niagara University" by Sharon A. Green, Coordinator of Instructional Services, Niagara University (2012)