Timely Teaching Tips: Academic Success Center and Writing Center Resources for Students – Weeks 1 + 2 Spring 2023

The Academic Success Center and the Writing Center are excellent resources prepared to support students so you can focus on your teaching!

Both of these units offer a range of strategies to support students, depending on your course and student needs. From the beginning of the term, encourage your students to engage with these units and to take advantage of their support.

Academic Success Center Peer Consultants + Writing Center

Wondering how to help students find academic support? Trained peer writing consultants and academic coaches support student writing and research projects. Make an announcement in class or on Canvas about the Writing Center, or use email or a 1:1 conversation to recommend Academic Coaching. Your recommendations can normalize and encourage use of these resources.

Virtual Academic Success Center Workshops

Looking for ways to boost student success? The Academic Success Center offers remote workshops on topics like time management, learning and stress, test prep and motivation! Consider offering extra credit for students to attend a workshop of their choice to explore success strategies. Students can request an email confirmation after the workshop to confirm their attendance.

Writing Center Support

Wondering how to connect with campus resources to support student writing? The OSU Writing Center is excited to partner with you to support your students’ writing process. See Writing Center Faculty Resources to find out more. Refer your students to the Undergrad Research & Writing Studio, to Online Writing Support, or to the Graduate Writing Center

Also, consider scheduling a class visit to the Undergrad Research & Writing Studio located in the southeast corner of the main floor of Valley Library. Students will learn about Writing Center resources during the visit and experience the Studio space, and your class is welcome to stay the full class time to work within the space.

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Additional Timely Events & Resources!

This is just the tip of the resources available to teaching faculty! Join us in a Spring term professional development event.

Browse the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) website.

Request a one-on-one consultation with a CTL faculty or one-on-one help from a technology expert.

In addition, CTL Fellows in participating colleges are ready to engage in pedagogical conversations.

Timely Teaching Tips Series

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