Peer Writing Consultant (Virtual Writing Center)
Website AU Virtual Writing Center
Peer Writing Consultants work with Antioch’s Virtual Writing Center to provide written feedback on writing. VWC Peer Consultants are primarily responsible for reviewing and responding to student writing submissions. Peer Consultants monitor the virtual queue for questions and writing submissions and responding to work in a timely fashion, starting with the oldest submissions. Consultants provide feedback in written responses and embedded comments in papers. The feedback is based on a hierarchy of needs: first, alignment with the assignment; second, higher-order concerns such as organization, information development, and thesis; third, suggestions for lower-order concerns such as grammar and syntax. The consultant will also confer with the VWC Coordinator regularly.
Consultants’ secondary responsibilities are attending monthly group professional development meetings and one-on-one check-in meetings; reading and reviewing related resources, and engaging in collaboration with other consultants. Most consultants also engage in ancillary work related to resource development and writing, such as the VWC newsletter or other special projects.
VWC Consultants must have a strong proficiency in writing and facility with online communication. Consultants should be effective collaborators and communicators interested in supporting other AU students’ growth as writers. Consultants should also be interested in contributing to ongoing conversation and improvement of composition/writing center theory and practices. As nearly all VWC work is virtual, consultants must have a strong self-directed work ethic and be able to regularly schedule and fulfill their VWC responsibilities.
Prior tutoring experience, academic consultation, or peer support work is preferred, but not required. Strong presentation and resume-writing skills are a significant plus. Most importantly, we seek individuals who are reflective and collaborative, able to accept and utilize feedback, and eager to grow and develop their own skills.
Virtual Writing Center
Supervisor: John Dunham
Supervisor’s Email: [email protected]
Alternate Supervisor(s): Anne Maxham
Start Date: Winter 2021
Number of Positions: 5
Hours per Week: 10
Weekends Required: Some
Evenings Required: Some
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