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Academic Center for Tutoring

Academic Center for Tutoring

Faculty Resources

This page contains links to faculty resources of the ACT.

Request a Class Visit by an ACT Representative

We will be happy to visit one or more of your classes to describe our services and answer student questions. After a planning meeting with you, we can also perform longer writing tutorials or writing workshops. To have a 10 - 15 minute presentation, please complete the online Class Visit Request Form link. All fields are required, excluding the last text box, labeled Specific Instructions/Requests. You use the same form for our longer tutorials or workshops. Link to Class Visit Request form.

Recommend a Student to Become a Tutor or Peer Leader

Tutor and Peer Leader applicants to the ACT must have a recommendation from CSU instructor or supervisor who has knowledge relevant to the applicant's abilities to excel in his or her subject area and to work with peers in understanding and explaining disciplinary concepts. Please complete the ACT Recommendation Form for a Tutor or Peer Leader Applicant to submit your support of an applicant.

Use ACT Description in Your Syllabus

You can copy and paste the following content into your syllabus to help students succeed in your courses.

Academic Center for Tutoring

Enrolled CSU students can receive free tutoring from the Academic Center for Tutoring (ACT). The ACT's primary mission is to contribute to CSU's vision, mission, and priorities by supporting students in their core courses (math, science, writing, and humanities) and in other professional and academic situations (personal statements, resumes). More information about what the ACT can do for students can be found by visiting online https://act.columbusstate.edu, by visiting Woodall 104, or by calling 706-568-2483. Appointments are made via MyCSU and EAB.

Participate in the Peer Leader Program

The Peer Leader program at CSU was developed to help students in courses with historically high D, F, W rates. The primary goals of the program are to improve learning and student performance by strengthening the students' content knowledge and study skills.

Peer leaders attend 2 - 3 lectures per week and host 1 - 2 hours of peer learning sessions outside of class. These sessions are free, voluntary, anonymous, and fun.

For more information, visit Peer Leader Program at CSU and / or contact Randall Casleton (casleton_randall@columbusstate.edu) or Eliot Rendleman (rendleman_eliot@columbusstate.edu).

To recommend a student for a peer leader position, please complete the ACT Recommendation Form for Tutor or Peer Leader Applicant.

Apply for the Faculty Writing Fellowship

The fellowship is aimed at assisting faculty in their efforts to use writing as a means of improving student engagement and learning in their courses. Each Writing Fellow will receive a stipend of $1,500 - $2,500 for the academic year. To discover more information about the Faculty Writing Fellowship, please the link to the Faculty Writing Fellowship webpage.

Nominate a Colleague (or Yourself) for the Outstanding Teacher of Writing Award

The award is aimed at encouraging faculty to use writing across the curriculum as a best practice for student engagement and learning. Recipients will receive a $1,000 stipend, their name added to a perpetual plaque, and a certificate presented at the Celebration of Student Writing. To discover more information about the Faculty Writing Fellowship, please click the link to the Outstanding Teacher of Writing Award webpage.

Attend the Celebration of Student Writing

At this event students share what they have learned about their writing process and products developed in innovative Faculty Writing Fellows' classes. The form of the event is similar to poster sessions of regional and national disciplinary conferences. To discover more information about the Faculty Writing Fellowship, please click the link to the Celebration of Student Writing webpage.

Workshops on Assigning, Responding to & Assessing Student Writing

If a group of faculty or department would like to have one or a series of workshops on assigning, responding to, and assessing student writing, please contact Eliot Rendleman, Director of The Writing Center, at 706.565.4135 or rendleman_eliot@columbusstate.edu. We can also give workshops on other topics and to different audiences. If you would like a writing consultant to give a presentation on a citation method, we are happy to do so. Please contact Eliot Rendleman.

Find Information for Teaching Writing Online

If you teach students writing online, or partly online, then you will find the work of Scott Warnock valuable. Available through the writing center, you can download and view Warnock's Easing Your Transition to Teaching Writing Online, the PowerPoint used in the presentation, and an example of a self-assessment matrix to analyze your pedagogical, technological, and training needs. Warnock's follow-up presentation is called Using Grading and Assessment to Maximize Online Writing (download and view), which also includes a PowerPoint and a chapter from his book. The presentations and files were presented by National Council of Teachers of English.