• Records go
directly to the
• Conferences are
Consultants do not have enough
information to intelligently assess
comments or grades or
• Time sheets must accurately
reflect your hours.
• Only you can sign your
• Arrive at work on time.
• Notify others if you’ll be
late or absent so clients
don’t have to wait.
Be guided by:
• The Aggie Honor Code
• Our motto to make
• Our employee policies
Dimitria brings a paper to
the writing center
advocating racism. The
paper is laced with racial
epithets and oozes
right to ownership of her
text, what do you say?
Donna’s paper is written in informal English, makes poorly
supported (and generally unaccepted) arguments, and lacks
discernable organization and coherence. A cheerful and
optimistic Donna shrugs off your suggestions. At the end of
the consultation she asks with a smile, “So, do you think this
is a good paper?”
You that suspect Barbara, a client you have
worked with three times, has a learning
disability. Do you notify other consultants?
Suggest she be tested? Ask her to admit to
Alicia’s paper alludes to a violent incident
during which someone was injured. The paper
makes it clear that Alicia has not notified the
authorities and that felony charges might be
brought against her if the information
were to be made known. Is it your business?
A professor drops by one
evening when you are on desk
duty, to let us know she is requiring
her students to come to the
UWC. She gives you a stack of
forms and explains that
consultants should fill in
students’ names, sign them, and
give them to students to return to
her. And while she is there, she
gives you a copy of her assignment,
so consultants will know what she
• Refuses to read her paper aloud?
• Keeps asking you to tell her what
the professor wants?
• Says he is contemplating doing
“something drastic” because he is
such a failure?
• Brings in a paper with points
deducted for “errors” that were
really not errors at all?
What if a student . . .