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

Mar
20
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10:00 am Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Mastering Online Teaching (Spring 2017 – Atlanta 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 »
May
5
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11:00 am Getting Out What You Put into Si... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Getting Out What You Put into Si... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Getting Out What You Put into Signature Experience Courses: Strategies to… @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Signature Experience courses are high impact educational practices that make learning coming alive and provide real-world engagement with course content. This workshop helps instructors create or adapt Signature Experience courses, with emphasis on manageable workload… more »
May
12
Fri
8:30 am GSU’s 2017 Conference on Scholar... @ Georgia State University Student Center- Senate Salon
GSU’s 2017 Conference on Scholar... @ Georgia State University Student Center- Senate Salon
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
GSU’s 2017 Conference on Scholarly Teaching: Merging Communities @ Georgia State University Student Center- Senate Salon
  On May 12, 2017, the Georgia State University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host a free, interdisciplinary Conference on Scholarly Teaching. GSU’s Conference on Scholarly Teaching focuses on pedagogical techniques, hybrid… more »
May
22
Mon
10:00 am Documenting your teaching effect... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Documenting your teaching effect... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Documenting your teaching effectiveness @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
We are evaluated on our teaching but sometimes it is difficult to demonstrate your effectiveness as an instructor. This workshop will cover tips and strategies for documenting your impact as an instructor beyond the course… more »

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