Faculty support services

Consultation and feedback

The Writing & Learning Centre offers support to faculty on designing effective writing assignments and in-class content, creating rubrics and setting student expectations, giving effective feedback to students, supporting ELL students, and working with students to avoid plagiarism. For more information please contact us here.

In-class workshops

Faculty in all disciplines can take advantage of in-class writing workshops that focus on supporting students in Thesis.  As students prepare for Thesis beginning in third year and culminating in their fourth year they are required to bring together studio, research, and writing and they are asked to consider and write about their own work in context with visual culture and practices.

Led by an experienced WLC facilitator, each workshop can run between 60 to 90 minutes in length and involves active learning through group activities. Workshops include:

1. Generating Ideas and Directing Research Investigations.
2. Research Process - Critical Reading, Inquiry, and Writing.
3. The Annotated Bibliography - How to use it to support research and writing.
4. Critical Reading and Analysis of a Medal-Award Paper or Essay.
5. Articulating Studio Practice.
6. Writing and Artist Statement.


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Interested in including one or two of these in your course? Submit a request here.

Further questions about the workshops? Contact Rebecca Diederichs, Writing & Learning Consultant, at rdiederichs@ocadu.ca for more information.

Critique Labs

The Critique Labs for First Year Studio Art and Design serve as an introduction for students to the critique process including language, expectations and practices of both giving and receiving critique in-class. These 30-minute Labs are lead by Peer Facilitators from the WLC and are scheduled during the first term to follow the first critique of class and precede the second.  For more information please contact Rebecca Diederichs here.