Writing Center Transitions to Remote Services

Published: March 16, 2020 | Read Time: 2 minutes

On March 16 a campus wide email was sent updating the campus community on the Writing Center's transition to remote services.

Subject line: The Writing Center is open for online appointments

Hello Faculty,

The writing center will be fully staffed and functional for the remainder of the semester. However, all sessions will be conducted online. We hope you will encourage your students to take advantage of the opportunity to work through the writing process with a peer.

Here's how it will look:

  • Students book an appointment online on our website (www.suu.edu/hss/writingcenter/)
  • Students receive a confirmation email explaining options for connecting with the tutor. The options currently include shared google doc, zoom, and google hangouts.
  • Students email a copy of their work to the writing center at least two hours prior to the scheduled appointment.
  • Writing center tutors will be present online during the appointment time, and students are strongly encouraged to be present as well. If the student is NOT present for the session, tutors will respond to the emailed draft.
  • Professors will be emailed "proof-of-visit forms" as usual. They will contain session notes. If you want your students to have a real-time synchronous session, please stress that they need to be present and active during the appointment time.
  • If there are no available slots, students can email the writing center (writingcenter@suu.edu) and request a session, which the tutors may be able to accommodate.
  • If students have questions, a writing center tutor is available via email (writingcenter@suu.edu) during the regular writing center hours:
    • Monday-Thursday 8 am - 9 pm
    • Friday 8 am - 5 pm
    • Saturday 11 am - 3 pm

We hope this service might help you and your students, especially as we transition to online delivery. Feel free to share this information with your students.

If you have questions or suggestions for us, please feel free to contact Julia Combs ( juliacombs@suu.edu ) or Bethany Bibb ( bethanybibb@suu.edu )

Wishing you all the best,

Julia & Bethany

Writing Center


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