Writing Consultants

Writing Across the Curriculum Consultants work specifically with Writing Intensive courses as curriculum-based “attached” tutors for up to 8 hours per week.

Writing Consultant Responsibilities

Writing Consultant responsibilities include the following:

  1. Work with students’ writing in ways appropriate to the course
  2. Familiarize themselves with the course material
  3. Meet as necessary with course instructor
  4. Attend the WI class, if appropriate

The qualified graduate student (or advanced undergraduate) is a professional in training, one with good communication skills who wants to acquire additional expertise in working with student writing and curriculum in a specific disciplinary or general educational context. Please note: writing consultants are not hired to grade writing. Their role is to provide feedback to students and guide them through writing revision processes in order to improve student learning and writing.

Hiring and Training

Writing Consultants must be identified by their own department or a closely related department. The WAC program hires Writing Consultants once they have attended a WAC training workshop and been approved by the Program Director. Writing Consultants are paid directly through the WAC payroll.

  • Writing Consultant appointments are directly tied to approved WI courses, according to an ideal consultant/student ratio of 1/25.
  • Writing Consultants must attend a summer training workshop before their WI classes begin.
  • Each Writing Consultant will be paid as a GLA level III ($2000 per semester) .
  • The Writing Consultant position is considered one appointment, for the purposes of graduate student employment. (Graduate students have a two-and-one-half appointment limit.)
  • Writing Consultants who have not previously worked for the University must fill out employment forms before they can be hired officially. Contact the WAC office at 404.413.5824 or brennan@gsu.edu for more information.

To request a Writing Consultant, please click on the Writing Consultant Request Form link above.

Upcoming Events

Jan
17
Tue
10:00 am Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm
Mastering Online Teaching (Spring 2017 – Perimeter Faculty) @ ONLINE via iCollege |  |  |
Mastering Online Teaching is the first workshop in a series of workshops leading to the Certificate of Mastery in Online Teaching. This 7-week, online course is offered via iCollege and provides participants with the basic… more »
Jan
20
Fri
9:00 am General Pedagogy Training: Part 1 @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
General Pedagogy Training: Part 1 @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
General Pedagogy Training: Part 1 @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning |  |  |
This five-hour workshop is part one of a two-part general pedagogy training program. Students who are unable to access discipline-specific pedagogy training in their departments are welcome to join us. Completion of all components of… more »
10:00 am AHA Career Diversity: Statistics... @ Troy Moore Library
AHA Career Diversity: Statistics... @ Troy Moore Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
AHA Career Diversity: Statistics Workshop for Graduate Students @ Troy Moore Library |  |  |
Sociology professor Tomeka Davis will be leading this crash course in statistics for graduate students in the humanities. The goal is to develop students’ quantitative literacy, one of the five skill sets that the American… more »
Jan
23
Mon
10:00 am Learner-Centered Teaching: Where... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Learner-Centered Teaching: Where... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learner-Centered Teaching: Where should I start? @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning |  |  |
This program identifies both general and discipline-specific critical thinking skills and how to turn these skills into good student learning outcomes. Learn to define critical thinking when designing or redesigning courses and identify the type… more »

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