Here at UNK we know it's our people who make the biggest difference. In the lives of our students, to our peers, to the people of Nebraska.
We know your name
Students aren’t just another number at UNK. They’re treated as individuals with different learning styles, needs and expectations. Here, we know the individual students and help them based on their individual needs.
Educating with care
At UNK, faculty and staff care about the process of education. They present materials in a meaningful way and meet face-to-face with students as much as possible.
Our aim is to improve individual writers, not individual pieces of writing. Nearly all suggestions and strategies should be useful for future writing situations.
We see writing as a series of choices and encourage writers to take responsibility for those choices. Therefore, we do not write on or otherwise correct a visitor’s paper.
We view writing problems as solvable. We offer encouragement and information, such as handbooks and dictionaries, to help writers solve their own problems and become more skilled in the process.
We teach by identifying patterns of error and manageable points of revision. We set priorities for each consultation based largely on the writer’s needs and concerns.
We help writers analyze assignments and recognize disciplinary writing conventions in order that they become more flexible writers within academia and beyond.
We assist writers by being readers and listeners. In doing so, we offer feedback on how an audience makes sense of the choices a writer has made.
We encourage visitors to write and talk during a consultation. In this way, visitors can practice a writing task with a consultant's support
We do not speculate about the grade a writer may earn, nor do we discuss previously earned grades. Our position further prohibits negative comments about instructors, methods, assignments, personalities, or grading policies.
We strive to offer models of good prose in our own written and oral communication.