The core idea is pretty simple: the Writing Center dedicates a writing consultant to a specific course. The consultant spends, on average, 1-3 hours per week working with the students and their writing. That’s it.
Obviously, the specifics get pretty messy. What do I mean by “work”? Can the hours all come in one two-week period? Can I have a fellow semester after semester, indefinitely? What about confidentiality issues? Can I nominate one of my own students to be a fellow, paid by the Writing Center? Isn’t this person just a TA by another name? What if the fellow has little experience in my discipline?
Those are a few of the many questions that we continue to explore. The answers we’ve come up with so far are below, organized in what I hope is a useful manner.
- Fellows Philosophy
- Fellows Services
- Requesting a Fellow
- Working with a Fellow