For UW Faculty

Our programs are for all undergraduates at the University of Washington. Our goal is to complement, but not replace, the relationships that students have with professors and advisers. Here are some ways that you can get involved with Academic Support Programs.

The CLUE Roadshow

Help us introduce more students to CLUE! At your request one of our tutors will visit your class and give a 5-10 minute presentation about our services. If you'd like to schedule a CLUE Roadshow, please contact us at clue@u.washington.edu.

The CLUE Writing Center

Our services for faculty include:

  • In-Class Workshops 
    You can save valuable planning time and take advantage of our expertise by asking one of our tutors to come to your classroom to conduct specially-focused writing workshops. We've developed workshops and accompanying materials on a wide array of writing topics, including peer review, proofreading and editing, answering essay exams, and paraphrasing and summarizing. Were also willing to collaborate with you to customize a workshop to meet your specific assignments and writing needs.
  • Informative Handouts and/or PowerPoints 
    Interested in encouraging your students to visit our center by including our handout in your class materials, course website and/or course packet? Please feel free to stop by the CLUE Writing Center or send us some email.
  • One-on-One Consultations 
    The CLUE Writing Center also offers assistance to faculty who want to add more writing or writing instruction to their syllabi and courses. We are more than willing to assist you in creating prompts which make writing a more central part of your course. For more information, please email our center at clue@u.washington.edu.

Other Tips

  • Offer extra credit for visits: Extra credit encourages students to visit a writing center while keeping visits voluntary.
  • Include the CLUE Writing Center in your syllabus and/or make visits part of an assignment sequence: Many Instructors in the past have been successful in working writing center visits into their course by making a visit part of an assignment. A good model is to require the visit between the first and second drafts of an early paper assignment. This gives your students the opportunity to visit the writing center early in the quarter to see how we can help them and reinforces the drafting process that many Instructors encourage in class.
  • Already require your students to visit a writing center? Please feel free to email us and let us know. We will make sure we have enough tutors on hand to assist your students before their assignment due date.