Teaching Support

Writing in the Classroom provides all SLCC faculty with resources and support to help students succeed.  Register for Fall 2022 programs by going to MySLCC --> Employee --> Register for Training. Choose the registration code in the Faculty Development drop-down list.  Adjunct faculty will be compensated for training. 

Fall 2022 Offerings

Transparent Assignments: Helping ALL Students Succeed

  • Thursday, August 11, 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 12, 10:00am – 12 noon
  • Thursday, September 1, 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 to 4pm  
2 hours - Zoom - link sent after registration. 
Registration Code: FO17

Join one of these hands-on workshops to explore and reflect upon transparency in your assignments. Transparency practices have been shown to improve student success, retention, and sense of belonging in college. Transparent assignments also reduce teacher frustration with student submissions. Bring at least one assignment to revise during the workshop.

Transparent Assignments (self-paced)

2 hours - Canvas - link sent after registration.
Registration Code: FO23

If the above workshop dates don’t work with your schedule, enroll in the self-paced Canvas course instead!  You’ll get the same instruction and opportunities to improve your assignment transparency.

Improving Writing Assessment: How Student and Faculty Benefit from the Revised Effective Communication Learning Outcome

  • Wednesday, September 14, 5:30 to 7:00pm
  • Thursday, September 15, 5:30 to 7:00pm
  • Friday, September 16, 10:00 to 11:30am 

1½  hours - Zoom - link sent after registration. 
Registration Code: FO24

Join one of these hands-on workshops learn how the SLCC “Effective Communication” student learning outcome has changed. Apply the revised expectations to your grading practices and discover how you can make writing assessment more useful to student learning and less of a burden on you.  Bring at least one assignment with assessment criteria to revise during the workshop.

Equity in Student Writing Learning Community

Thursdays, Sep 29, Oct 27, Dec 1; 5:30 – 6:30pm
5 hours per month - Zoom - link sent after registration. (Registration Codes below)

In this learning community, participants will learn how to create equitable writing instruction, assignment, and assessment practices for all SLCC students. Participants will complete a four-hour self-paced Canvas course and a one-hour scheduled learning community discussion. Register for one, two, or all three learning community courses!

  • (FO20) Working Well with ELL Writers: Sep 29. Registration closes: Sep 22.
  • (FO21) Writing with Hidden Disabilities: Oct 27. Registration closes: Oct 20.
  • (FO22) Teaching Towards Linguistic Justice: Dec 1. Registration closes: Nov 22.

Equity in Student Writing—On Your Schedule

If you can’t commit to a specific learning community discussion date, consider enrolling in one or more of the Equity in Student Writing self-paced courses.  These courses finish with an informal conversation with the facilitator that fits your schedule.

  • (FO04) Working Well with ELL Writers, 4 hours
  • (FO10) Writing with Hidden Disabilities, 4 hours
  • (FO16) Teaching Towards Linguistic Justice, 4 hours
  • (FO06) Developing Successful Student Writers, 4 hours 
  • (FO08) Developing Successful Student Readers, 12 hours

More Resources...

Writing in College

Embed these short videos into your courses or share the handout with your students to help them effectively adapt to writing expectations in college.  

Citation and Formatting Canvas Module 

Provide your students with what they need to know about reasonable expectations for citations and formatting. Import all or part of this Canvas module into your courses to improve your students' -- and your own -- experiences with this often-frustrating element of writing! 

To download module: 

  1. Click on the "Commons" link in the left column menu (it looks like a "C" with an right arrow. 
  2. In the Search Box, enter "SLCC WAC". 
  3. You will see SLCC WAC resources available to you.  Select the "SLCC WAC Citations & Formatting" module.
  4. On the right, select "Import/Download."  Select the class you wish to import the template into. 
  5. Do not Download.  This will download a .zip file of Illustrator and web files that won't be useful.

Individual or Small Group Support

Get personalized support on assignments, grading, feedback, and helping students succeed. Contact the WAC Director at x3232 or by email to set up a meeting.

Open Collection of Student Writing

Use the OCSW to help students understand writing expectations. Encourage your students to submit their excellent work as well!

Enter the OCSW