Professional staff in the TLC provide a number of faculty services from working with students referred by faculty to offering a weeklong faculty development institute.
Referring Students to the TLC
The TLC offers academic support services to all students and believes that all students can benefit from feedback and academic community. Faculty can encourage all students to use the TLC in the following ways:
Tell students a personal story about the value of seeking and receiving feedback from colleagues
We also welcome faculty referrals of students to the TLC. The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) offers free academic support for students at all levels. We offer one-on-one consultations and group workshops in writing, math, statistics, science, and Spanish. We also work with students at all stages of their writing and on questions about English grammar and vocabulary, reading, and learning strategies. Our schedules for appointments and drop-in visits are posted on our website at www.tacoma.uw.edu/tlc. For special needs or subject tutoring requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (253) 692-4417.
Class visits are informal, 5 to 10-minute visits by our peer consultants to tell your students about the TLC and explain how they can access tutoring. Generally, we conduct class visits in the first weeks of the quarter but we are happy to arrange them anytime.
The writing center can collaborate with you on a peer review worksheet for your class or lead a peer review session for your students.
Request a peer review session with this form or email the writing center director.
In-Class Writing Workshops
The writing center director can design a custom in-class writing workshop to support your writing assignment in collaboration with you. Previous workshop topics have included close reading, thesis development, persuasive writing, literature reviews, APA citation, writing capstones, and many more.
The TLC offers embedded tutoring for both quantitative and writing courses. Contact one of the TLC directors to learn more.
Individual Faculty Support
The quantitative TLC participates in the UWT Statistics Consultation group, whose mission is to support faculty research with free statistical consultations. For support with your quantitative research or to learn more, visit their page.
One-on-One Writing Assignment Consultation
The writing center director is happy to consult with instructors across the disciplines who would like to revise assignments, discuss how to give effective feedback on drafts, fulfill the UWT W-course guidelines, or explore any other writing instruction topic. Email the director to set up a meeting.
Individual Writing Support
Writing center professional staff are experienced in supporting faculty in their research writing. You can book appointments with them directly through our online system, WCOnline, or email them directly.
The Writing Fellows Institute
In collaboration with Writing Studies faculty, the writing center offers the weeklong Writing Fellows Institute the second week of September. Writing Fellows includes research from writing studies and the scholarship of teaching and learning to help faculty identify bottlenecks in student learning, design effective assignments and assess them equitably and efficiently, and support writing habits of mind with in-class activities. Faculty may also receive support in fulfilling the UWT W-course guidelines and identifying curricular opportunities to expand writing experiences for students. The Writing Fellows Institute offers a stipend to faculty who complete all the workshops and faculty from across disciplines are invited to apply in spring quarter. Contact the writing center director for more information.
As part of the Office of Digital Learning's Passport Series, the writing center offers workshops on effective writing instruction. Faculty can earn badges and build their teaching profiles. Learn more and view the schedule at the Office of Digital Learning.