How We Help You
The UWC supports faculty members by giving individual attention to student writers in your classes-and by letting you know about their visits when they give us permission to send you a note. We also offer customized writing workshops and short presentations about the UWC to any class or group on campus. Learn more about our presentations and workshops here.
We know that many instructors have questions about incorporating writing into their courses, particularly as the Writing Flag system is replacing the Substantial Writing Component system. If you are designing a writing flag course and would like support, we encourage you to visit the Instructor Support page provided by the School of Undergraduate Studies. There you will find a useful overview of flag requirements, deadlines, contact numbers, and other pertinent information.
How You Help Us
By recommending the UWC to your students, directing them to UWC website resources, or inviting us to your class to make a presentation, you make it possible for us to offer our services to thousands of students each year. Many of our clients say they learned about us from an instructor or an in-class presentation by a UWC consultant. You help us spread the word that the UWC serves all currently registered undergraduates, not just “problem” writers. Thanks for helping to inform your students about our services!
When you recommend the UWC to your students, please do not require them to utilize our services. Given the size of UT's student body and the demand for our services, we cannot guarantee that we can accomodate all students who are required to visit us. Consequently some of your students could be unfairly disadvantaged. We have also observed that students who are required to visit the UWC are not as motivated as those who come to us through their own initiative. The same is true of students who have been told they will receive extra credit. We respectfully ask you to encourage your students to visit us but refrain from requiring visits.
We also benefit from your feedback about the UWC. Please contact Coordinator Alice Batt by email at email@example.com or phone at (512) 232-2730 with your questions and suggestions.
Add the UWC to your Syllabi
Please find below a summary of the UWC's services that may be added to your class syllabus or course schedule:
"I strongly encourage you to use the Undergraduate Writing Center, FAC 211, 471-6222: http://uwc.utexas.edu/). The Undergraduate Writing Center offers free, individualized, expert help with writing for any UT undergraduate, by appointment or on a drop-in basis. Any undergraduate enrolled in a course at UT can visit the UWC for assistance with any writing project. They work with students from every department on campus, for both academic and non-academic writing.
Whether you are writing a lab report, a resume, a term paper, a statement for an application, or your own poetry, UWC consultants will be happy to work with you. Their services are not just for writing with “problems.” Getting feedback from an informed audience is a normal part of a successful writing project. Consultants help students develop strategies to improve their writing. The assistance they provide is intended to foster independence. Each student determines how to use the consultant’s advice. The consultants are trained to help you work on your writing in ways that preserve the integrity of your work."