Learning Commons

Faculty, graduate students, and staff are invited to participate in a panel discussion and information session focused on teaching the literature review, on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Haggard Hall Room 222. 

This session will consider questions…

Western Libraries will host two upcoming faculty development sessions in the Writing Instruction Support program: 

Avoiding Assignments from Hell-- Join us for refreshments and discussion on the topic of problem assignments at the second "Research-Writing Happy Hour,…

What's English 101 Done For Me Lately?

Q: Why do upper-division students still struggle with writing conventions?

Q: I heard they're doing podcasts in ENG 101. Don't students need more instruction in writing? 

Q: What percentage of WWU students take…

Western Libraries is hosting a retirement celebration in honor of Carmen Werder from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16  in the Old Main Solarium. Everyone who has known and worked with her is invited to attend.

Werder worked at Western from 1984 until her retirement in September…

As Western moves into a new academic year, the Libraries and the Learning Commons are gaining significant new leadership, with changes precipitated by the retirement of Carmen Werder, who worked at Western since 1984 and who served as the Director of the Learning Commons, the Teaching-Learning…

Western Libraries has hired Sarah McDaniel as the new Director of Teaching & Learning and the Learning Commons. McDaniel comes to Western from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her recent work focused on transforming libraries’ educational roles through partnerships.

[ Editor's note: Times and locations for some of the forums have been changed. The updated information is below. ]

Three strongly qualified candidates for the Director of Teaching and Learning and the Learning Commons position at Western Libraries have been invited to Western…

The Writing Instruction Support (WIS) program provides direct assistance to faculty who are teaching writing courses or who incorporate writing into their courses. The WIS program offers:

Integrated Research & Writing Workshops for your classes on three topics: Getting Started,…

The Writing Instruction Support program in the Western Libraries Learning Commons sponsors an annual working session that offers Western Washington University faculty a chance to gain ideas and new practices on teaching and assessing writing. The “backwards by design” approach begins…

Several Western Washington University faculty members will gather May 19 to talk about their recent studies on writing at Western and the implications for teaching and learning.

The event takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, in the Learning Commons, Wilson Library 270.

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