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Guiding Principles

The Writing Centre is a learning- and learner-centric unit.

Our administrative processes, workspaces, programming, and instructional practices are designed to support learning and its adoption as a life-long value.

The Writing Centre is a professional and academic community.

Our instructors are committed to enhancing both student learning and their teaching practice through positive, cooperative relationships with colleagues, staff and students; involvement in professional development opportunities; and continued research in broader educational pedagogies and practices.

The Writing Centre is accessible.

The Centre provides accessible avenues for student registration and appointment booking and seeks to provide for unique learning needs of students.

The Writing Centre supports academic integrity across campus.

Centre programming and pedagogy will uphold this policy as they support students in becoming more effective independent writers with the knowledge, skills, self-efficacy and sense of institutional belonging that will help them uphold the Senate’s policy on academic honesty.

The Writing Centre is inclusive.

The Centre is enriched and shaped by the diversity of its staff, instructors, students and is a place for individuals of all abilities.

The Writing Centre is equal and fair.

The Centre is committed to providing all registered students with equal, equitable and fair access to writing support programming. Writing support will be provided without prejudice or preferential treatment.