Resources for Instructors

Email writing.center@valpo.edu to request a visit with a Writing Center consultant in your classroom or in the Writing Center. Please give us at least two week’s advance notice, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If we cannot offer the requested service during your preferred times, we will contact you to explore other options. We look forward to working with your students!

Submitting Student Writing Samples

The Writing Center appreciates faculty willing to share samples of student writing. Importantly, the name of the student is removed and the paper becomes anonymous. By reviewing samples of student writing, our Writing Consultants better understand papers of different studies of discipline and can learn new terminology and styles of writing, better serving the Valparaiso University community.

Council of Writing Program Administrators

Council of Writing Center Program Administrators

  • The council of Writing Program Administrators is designed for professors to learn organization, administration, practices, and aims of college and university writing programs.

Outcomes for First Year Composition Programs (FYC).

  • A page for writing professors and writing program administrators to examine expected outcomes for First Year Composition (FYC) programs.

A Modern Framework for Student Advancement in Rhetorical and Contemporary Skills

  • A page describing the framework needed to advance students’ capabilities in rhetorical and contemporary skills.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab

Purdue Online Writing Lab Homepage

  • A page outlining writing services for both students and professors.

Tutor and Teacher Resources

  • The OWL has tabs for tutor and teacher resources.

John C. Bean – Engaging Ideas

Engaging Ideas Abstract

  • An abstract on Engaging Ideas, highlighting creative activities using critical thinking across different disciplines of study.