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Faculty Resources

Faculty teaching undergraduate courses at NDSU are encouraged to meet with Dr. Karen Peirce (231-5286) to discuss incorporating writing assignments into classes, creating rubrics, and conducting peer review sessions.  

Faculty may contact Mary Pull (231-7928) or Enrico Sassi (231-5264) for assistance with their own writing, such as articles for publication and grant applications.

The NDSU Writing Program

NDSU Upper-Division Writing Program

Upper-Division Writing Courses with sample syllabi

Forms for General Education Proposals

General Education Guidelines for Upper-Division Courses

Guidelines for Incorporating Upper-Division Writing in Program Curricula

Flowchart for Approving Writing-Intensive General Education Courses

Brief History of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) movements

Resources for Teaching Writing

"Writing as Instructional Practice" (NEA) 

Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning (John C. Bean)

WAC Clearinghouse (Colorado State University)   is the hub for writing instruction resources.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab Site Map

"Keys to Designing Effective Writing and Researching Assignments"

"Designing Effective Writing Assignments" (University of Minnesota) 

 "How Do I Write An Effective Assignment?" (Colorado State)

"Designing Engaging Writing Assignments:  Why?"  (Auburn University)

"Best Practices for Teachers" (Purdue University)

"Five Secrets to Publishing Success" (Inside Higher Ed) 

"A Stand Against Wikipedia" (Inside Higher Ed) explains why Wikipedia is not a credible source for academic writing. 

Academic Honesty

"Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism:  WPA Statement of Best Practices"  (Councile of Writing Program Administrators)

"Exposing the 'Root' of Plagiarism" (NDSU handout)

NDSU Fair Use Guidelines

"The New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in an Electronic Age" (Jamie McKenzie)

"Discouraging Plagiarism" (Indiana State University)

Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom


Inclusive Teaching: Supporting ESL Students (OCAD University)

"Responding to non-native speakers of English" (University of Minnesota)




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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:37:24 PM