Category Archives: For Faculty

Information, handouts and news for faculty who use writing in their classes at Emily Carr.

Faculty Writing Groups: Spring 2018

This term, we are hosting three (count ’em, three!!) sessions of our popular writing group. Come join us any week for a quiet structured space to get some writing done. No advance registration or preparation required.

  • Monday 1:30 – 3:30, C4226
  • Wednesday 2:30 – 4:30, D2435
  • Friday 10:30 – 12:30, artist book room (library, lower level)

All you need to bring is something to write with and on, and whatever tea/coffee you might need to sustain you for two hours. We take at two breaks during our sessions, so there’s time to get more if you need it!

Shut Up and Read!!

Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 in the Writing Centre

Are you in danger of being flattened by the tower of books beside your desk (or bed)?

Do you suffer endless guilt about the number of trees you have sacrificed to print articles that you haven’t yet had time to read?

Do you wish you just had some dedicated time and a quiet space to read?

We do.

Let’s give ourselves an hour of silence, companionship, and a chance to read what we need and want to read.


Faculty Writing Group: Fall 2017

Join your colleagues for two blissful hours dedicated to  writing. This is a chance to make some progress on your own writing goals for the year–something that many of us struggle to find time for amid all of our other responsibilities! And in the process, discover the energy (and joy) of writing in community!

We use the Pomodoro technique to boost our productivity: setting a timer for focused writing time, followed by short breaks to stretch, check our cell phones or email, and chat with our colleagues.

No advance registration or regular commitment required: come any time you need a space and time to write!

Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30, room C4226 (Richard Hill’s amazing office)
Thursdays 3:30 – 5:30, Library Reading Room (southeast corner of the 1st floor of the library)

Five strategies to improve writing in your courses

Roger Graves, Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at the University of Alberta, published this brief article in University Affairs summarizing the easiest ways to encourage better writing from your students. Includes handouts for quick reference. Highly recommended read.

Five strategies to improve writing in your courses.

P.S. The Writing Centre owns a copy of the book by John Bean referenced in the article. Come by 435SB if you’d like to look at it.