Services for Faculty
Curricular Planning and the College's Writing Program
Peer Tutoring in Writing
The advantages of writing conferences are many. Students having writing conferences discuss their ideas and receive feedback from experienced peer readers, they start writing assignments early, and they write multiple drafts. Hamilton students participate in more than 2,700 conferences a year; 94% of students have writing conferences during their college years. About half of all conferences are required by faculty; the other half are voluntary. If you are interested in requiring writing conferences for your class, please contact the director to confirm dates and provide assignment details.
When you encounter students having significant difficulty in writing, you may refer them to the director for on-going, professional tutoring.
Individual Faculty Consultation
The Writing Center director and the faculty members of the Writing Advisory Committee are available to meet with you to discuss any aspect of writing instruction, from designing assignments to responding to final drafts.
Writing Center Materials for Faculty
Many materials on writing are available at the Writing Center and online.
- See Writing Materials for Faculty
- For materials addressed to students, see Writing Center Handouts and Sources and Documentation.
- A resource library on writing is also available at the Writing Center.
Writing Advisory Committee for 2016-17
- Betsy Jensen, Economics
- Ian Rosenstein, Chemistry
- Katherine Terrell, Literature
- Quincy Newell, Religious Studies
- Jennifer Ambrose, ex officio