Faculty may refer students to the Writing Center by assigning them a visit and requesting a purple verification slip as evidence 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 completed by the tutor with information on what was accomplished in the session and what assignment was addressed, including faculty name, course, and tutor's name. It is the student's responsibility to turn it in to his/her professor. If a student meets virtually with a writing tutor, the student must ask the tutor to send a verification email to the professor.
Faculty who would like to request an in-class visit to describe the services of the Writing Center may contact Jason Pratt 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 by Dr. Rita Pollard
- "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 Reading & Writing Services, Niagara University (2015)
- Writing Assignments that Promote More Active, Thoughtful Reading by Sharon Green and Dr. Kathleen McGrath, Niagara University (2015)
- Helping Students Complete Assigned Reading with Strong Comprehension by Sharon Green and Dr. Kathleen McGrath, Niagara University (2015)