Service Continuity Update

By now, you have received multiple communications from President Montgomery and our Provost, Dr. Jennifer Bott, regarding the university’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. WMU remains open and the Writing Center is here to provide academic support. The Writing Center office is available Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays from noon to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In alignment with courses being offered through distance education for the remainder of the semester, Writing Center services will be offered from a distance as our staff works remotely during this time. Students have four options for accessing services remotely:

  1. Online + telephone appointments – Up to 50 minute appointments scheduled using the online scheduler
  2. Online + Telephone drop-ins – Up to 25 minute sessions accessed by calling 269-387-4615. Please leave a message. Phone calls will be attended to in the order received.
  3. Email Only Using Comments – Requires at least 48 hour turn around time. Along with your class name and number, instructor’s name, and deadline, your questions and/or papers are emailed to kim.ballard@wmich.edu. Consultants will make no more than 7 comments on your paper.
  4. Request assistance through the Microsoft Team site, follow the instructions listed below to access the WMU Writing Center teams site.

You can contact Writing Center by phone at 269-387-4446 or email at writing-center@wmich.edu. Phone calls and messages will be attended to in the order received.

Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!

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There are many myths about Western Michigan University’s Writing Center that Director Kim Ballard would like to dispel.