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Faculty Resources

The Academic Success Center provides resources that are designed to help you teach your writing courses more effectively and resources that are designed to support you in your scholarly work.

Top 10 Ways Faculty Can Use the Writing Center (pdf)

Do not hesitate to contact Vi Dutcher, Writing Program Director, for additional resources or advice [ext. 4355].

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Teaching Resources

Best Practices

Reading and Writing


Shared Vocabulary Articles

In your writing classroom, you may find it helpful to develop a shared vocabulary with your students. Then, when you or a student uses a specific word or phrase, everyone knows immediately what it means in the context of your class and their writing. This link contains several articles, with distinct vocabulary, that you may share with your students. The article, “Take This Fish and Look at it,” for example, provides a way to discuss inductive work and the critical thinking required for it.

Student Handouts

Handouts to help you teach the nuts & bolts of writing to your students.

Classroom Exercises

These games can have long-lasting effects in your writing classes, giving you and the students shared tools to use as review for writing concepts.

Other teaching/learning resources

For Syllabi and Grading and Policies

Academic Accountability Process and Procedure

Inclusive Community and Inclusive Language


Syllabus Inserts

Academic Access- Disability and Accommodation

Who may test in the Academic Success Center (ASC)?

Testing rooms in the Academic Success Center are primarily for students with documented disabilities. These students will share a Memo of Accommodation with you and you will receive notification of their intent  prior to taking tests or exams in the ASC.

Faculty are encouraged to accommodate tests for ESLstudents and make-up exams in their classroom and/or department spaces as much as possible. In situations where this is not possible we may be able to proctor a test in the ASC.

The requests for this test proctoring must come from you based on your academic interactions with the student(s) and will be scheduled as we have open testing rooms. Contact the ASC testing coordinator to make arrangements.

How do I get my exam to the ASC for student testing?

There are 3 ways for the ASC to receive your exam, listed in order of preference:

  1. send as an attachment to
  2. bring a copy to the ASC.
  3. send a copy in a sealed envelope with the student.

After administration of the exam, the ASC staff will return the exam to your office – unless instructed to do otherwise.

How do I learn about providing accommodations to students at EMU?

Contact the Coordinator of the Office of Academic Access.

How do I understand my rights and responsibilities as a faculty member?

Although course management is clearly the domain of the individual instructor, faculty members are required by federal law to make reasonable accommodations in classroom policies and procedures for individual students who demonstrate need due to a documented disability.

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