Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
From: Keri Bertino, Director, Baruch College Writing Center
Dear Members of the Faculty:
Fall 2012 will be a semester of tremendous growth for the Writing Center. Below you’ll find information on how to request a class visit, as well as updates on our services and staff:
1. We are again offering 15-minute classroom visits, intended to familiarize your students with the Writing Center's services. Please visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/writingcenter/faculty.html to download a classroom visit request form, and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at NVC 8-185.
2. We are now able to offer 260 appointments per week—more than double what we were able to offer last fall. Students can now make up to two scheduled appointments each week. We hope you’ll encourage them to seek out our services, and we likewise hope that the expanded appointment offerings will make it easier for students to meet with a consultant.
3. It's my great pleasure to officially welcome Heather Samples as the Writing Center's new Assistant Director. Heather brings eight years of experience as a teacher of college-level writing in both traditional classrooms and writing centers at Columbia University, The Cooper Union, and Baruch, among other institutions and programs. In roles as a writing center Consultant, Writing Fellow, Senior Writing Associate, Curriculum Specialist, and, most recently, as Acting Co-Director of the Writing Center during my parental leave in Spring 2012, she has developed deep experience working one-to-one with student writers; developing, delivering, administering and assessing curricula; leading and developing staff; and managing and building online resources.
4. This year, the Writing Center again offers 12 different workshops in four skill clusters--Reading and Interpretation, Structuring an Argument, Writing with Research, and Revising and Process. Workshops will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays in the Feit Seminar room. Please visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/writingcenter/students_workshops.html for a complete workshop schedule and for instructions on how students can sign up.
In addition, we make available all lesson plans, materials, and readings that the Writing Center has developed for this extensive set of workshop offerings for use in the classroom. Please visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/writingcenter/WorkshopMaterials.htm to view and download materials from Writing Center workshops.
5. The Writing Center has a Facebook page. Please "like" Baruch College Writing Center on Facebook, and/or encourage your students to do so, to show your support for the Center and keep abreast of our latest offerings and news.
6. Please continue throughout the semester to nominate your students' strong writing for publication in i Magazine, Baruch's online journal of outstanding student writing. Email your students' work to email@example.com. More information is available here: http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/imagazine/submit/. We're still happy to accept nominations from the Spring 2012 semester.
Warm wishes for a productive semester,
Director, Baruch College Writing Center
Co-coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Baruch College, CUNY
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B8-185 | New York, NY 10010