Writing Assignment Expectations

Writing Expectations Bookmark Side One

What Students and Faculty Should Expect

  1. Students and faculty should expect that different readers often have different interpretations of the same piece of writing.
  2. Students should expect that they will be made aware of writing support services at SLCC.
  3. Faculty should expect that students will take writing assignments seriously and put significant effort into them.
  4. Students should expect that faculty will provide them with a written document that describes a writing assignment and how it relates to course concepts and learning outcomes.
  5. Faculty should expect that students will read writing assignments closely and make every attempt to understand what they are asking of them.
  6. Students should expect that faculty will communicate how assignments will be evaluated and will evaluate assignments according to the stated criteria.
  7. Faculty should expect that students will ask questions about writing assignments if they are unsure of the requirements or evaluative criteria.
  8. Students should expect that faculty will answer their questions about writing assignments.
  9. Students should expect advance notice of lengthy writing assignments.
  10. Students should expect that faculty will provide rationale/feedback for an assignment’s evaluation.

These shared expectations—which have been endorsed by the SLCC Faculty Senate, SLCC Student Senate, and SLCC Student Executive Council—stem from SLCC’s values of collaboration, inclusivity, and trust—to promote successful learning and teaching experiences for students and faculty alike.

This is a recommending document. It is not binding in nature, nor should it play a role in student or faculty evaluation processes.