Program Description

Writing Mentors serve particular classes by consulting with students in those classes about their writing. 

Mentors are nominated by Faculty members across the curriculum.

Each Writing Mentor:

  • attends the class he/she/zi serves
  • consults with the professor about writing assignments and responses
  • meets with students outside of class
  • sometimes organizes peer workshops
  • takes a 2-credit class called Teaching Writing, offered through the Writing Lab
  • receives $9.10/hr

Goals of the Program:

  • help students and faculty view writing as a process intimately tied to learning
  • encourage revision
  • create a conversation about writing among the student body
  • empower students to view themselves as writers communicating to an audience, not just as students writing for a grade.

The program resulted from the findings of the Portfolio Project, a college-wide assessment project that began in 2007. 

Participants in the 2010 summer workshop identified the need for more support for teaching writing across the curriculum.

The Writing Mentors program resulted.