We discourage faculty from forcing students to use the UWC. Too often, students see required visits as a punishment for bad writing. If faculty choose to require or offer credit for writing center visits, then we recommend a wide window for scheduling appointments, staggering consultation deadlines for large classes, and guiding students on how to make the best use of their time with us. Since writing center visits help writers revise, we request that faculty send students to the UWC with writing that they intend to work on further, after the consultation.

If you would like to brainstorm with a UWC administrator about how to incorporate writing center sessions into your course, please email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to collaborate with you!