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About the Writing Center

Mission Statement

The Writing Center provides writing support to the academic community in an intellectually stimulating and collaborative way. We help students, residents, and faculty with all aspects of scholarly and career writing. Our goal is to widen writers' perspective of writing and to enhance their productivity through a positive, professional, and client-center process of education.

Purpose

  1. To improve writing through one-on-one feedback at all stages of the writing process.
  2. To facilitate workshops and presentations for the academic community.
  3. To support research and writer groups.
  4. To act as a resource that deepens knowledge and strengthens skills.

History

In 2012 The University of Kansas Medical Center provided a graduate writing specialist for students and residents. Liana M. Silva was the first scholar-writer-teacher, splitting her time between KUMC and the KU Lawrence Writers Roost. Writing assistance began in G011 at Dykes Library five years ago.

Since then the Writing Center has emerged in the same space, newly renovated, where students and residents come for one-on-one consultation on writing projects of all kinds. The Center has noncirculating resources as well as free handouts on writing topics. It is a quiet, productive meeting place for getting help with writing.

In May 2013 Liana left KUMC. Andrés Rodríguez became the Graduate Writing Specialist in August 2013.

The Writing Center is part of Academic and Student Affairs. Our esteemed leader is Vice Chancellor Robert M. Klein who heads multiple teams that strive for excellence in education, research, patient care, and community engagement.

Last modified: Aug 25, 2018
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