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Writing Center offers support to faculty and staff

  • Michelle Sanchez, professional writing consultant, works with Kate Stoetzner in the Writing Center.

Posted on October 02, 2012

It's not only students with writing assignments who can receive support at the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors.

Faculty and staff members can get professional feedback on their dissertations, book or grant proposals, or other forms of writing. Michelle Sanchez, professional writing consultant, will provide one-on-one consultations.
Sanchez has worked at the center for six years; she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English language and literature from Grand Valley.

Ellen Schendel, director of the center and interim associate dean of Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, said the consultations grew from other center initiatives for faculty and staff members, like the popular writing retreats and Faculty Fridays, a five-hour block of writing time, with support available, at the center.

Schendel said the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center and Center for Scholarly, and Creative Excellence recognized the importance of faculty scholarly writing and helped support Sanchez’s position.

More information is online at, click on “Support for Faculty/Staff Writers.”

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