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About Us

Mission

The University Writing Center is commited to promoting the value of writing across disciplines and outside academia. We support campus writers of all backgrounds by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that allows students to develop their understanding of writing and the writing process. 

Growth: exploring new approaches and perspectives on the writing process 
Collaboration: supplying feedback while maintaining student agency
Empowerment: boosting confidence and encouraging student voices 
Respect: acknowledging student identities and ideas 
Relatability: navigating the language of academia together, as peers
Adaptability: modifying writing strategies to students and their needs

Authors and Contributors:
Wendolin Gutierrez (Class of 2019), Daniel Rodriguez (Class of 2020), Matthew Louie (Class of 2021), Nayaab Nisar (Class of 2024), Janeth Garcia (Class of 2024).

Who We Are

UWC Consultants are students from a variety of majors across campus. All consultants have passed WRI 10 and participate in a mandatory orientation at the beginning of the semester as well as ongoing professional development workshops throughout the year. Some have also completed WRI 110 (Tutoring in Writing) and/or participated in the Northern California Writing Centers Association Conference.

Find out more about this semester’s team here.

History

The University Writing Center was borne out of partnership between the Library and the Merritt Writing Program. Informed by committee reports, program assessments, and research, the pilot writing center project was launched in 2014 with the goal of strengthening UC Merced’s campus culture around writing. 2017 was the first year the program had a full staff of peer writing consultants available to help UC Merced students with their writing projects.

Now a program within the Division of Undergraduate Education, the University Writing Center continues to collaborate with the Library, the Merritt Writing Program, and other constituents across campus to further develop a culture of writing at UC Merced.

Employment Opportunities

The UWC is always looking for enthusiastic and engaged students from all disciplines to join our team. Undergraduate aplicants must have completed WRI 10 and are highly encouraged to enroll in WRI 110. If you’re interested, contact us (writingcenter@ucmerced.edu) for the most recent information about application procedures and deadlines.