Resources for Faculty

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We are here to promote the writing process and motivate students to grow as critical thinkers and writers. We invite you to encourage your students to come to the USD Writing Center.  


Here at the Writing Center, we would like to work closely with faculty to provide the best possible service to the USD community. We offer class visits to familiarize students with our services and resources. We have a collection of writing guidelines to help students and consultants better understand the assignments at hand, or we can work with a prompt that you have written.



Class Visit

At the beginning of each semester, the USD Writing Center offers brief in-class presentations. These class visits are conducted by experienced consultants and take five minutes at the start of class. The visits are designed to introduce students to and inform them about our services. Consultants review the Center’s philosophy and resources and offer a comprehensive overview of the nature of a session and Center policies. Consultants come prepared with bookmarks that outline the hours of operation and our contact information. At this time, consultants can answer any questions that students or faculty may have.

How to Request a Class Visit

Deborah Sundmacher the Faculty Director, sends out an email before the start of each semester addressed to USD Faculty. If you would like a class visit, contact Deborah via email at with relevant course information: course name, class times, dates and location. You can request more than one class visit for multiple classes. A Coordinator will contact you to schedule your class visit.

Recommending Students

At mid-semester, Deborah Sundmacher sends out an email inviting all faculty members to recommend students with strong writing and interpersonal skills. Please respond to this email with names and emails of students you believe would make good consultants. Your recommendations help us maintain quality service and support to the entire USD community.