The Writing Center will get a new home this coming school year. The entire center will move into the McNairy Library and Learning Forum, Room 106, for better accessibility and space for students. Currently, the Writing Center is housed in Chryst Hall as well as Room 113 in the library.
The new room will be updated with student success in mind. There will be new furniture, more whiteboards and laptop computers for use. Currently, drop-in tutoring is taking place in room 106 at night during the week. The hope is to combine these services to have writing help as well as tutoring take place in the same location.
There has been more of a need for the Writing Center in the past few years as individual appointments have risen to about 700 per semester. With this new, more visible location, that number could continue to rise and more students could get help with their writing.
Dr. William Archibald, a faculty member in the Department of English, currently runs the Writing Center. Archibald trained and oversaw 10 student employees this past semester who helped other students develop as writers. The Writing Center’s goal is not to rewrite and proofread papers, but to help students become better writers.