Writing Lab Support

From the Academic Support and Access Center:

Dear Faculty,

With great enthusiasm, we are writing you to announce that the Writing Lab in the ASAC will be offering online support for students enrolled in online classes this summer.

We will contact all students taking online classes and let them know about this opportunity and how to take advantage of it. It would also be beneficial if you could remind them of this service, when needed.

To visit our webpage, which contains all the instructions to schedule an appointment and prepare for it, please go to Online Writing Lab Schedule.

Please feel free to contact the ASAC (202-885-3360 or asac@american.edu) if you have any questions or need further information.

Have a great summer!

The Writing Lab at the Academic Support and Access Center
Mary Graydon Center 243

Want to teach online?

American University offers a training course of its faculty members.  The next session is May 14 – June 11 – contact the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning (CTRL) for more information.

Online Learning / Hybrids

May 14th – June 11th, 2014

Interested in teaching online or using a hybrid course model during the Fall 2014 semester? This is a new five–week course on pedagogy, syllabi and course design. The course focuses on building experiences that maximize student learning. The face-to-face sessions meet on May 14, May 21, June 4 and June 11, 2014 from 10:30am until 12:00 noon in the CTRL Lab.

If you are interested in participating in this course, please contact facultyonline@american.edu.


(From April 15 2012, updated April 19, 2013)

What we’re doing:  two online courses for 2013: in Summer I  dynamics of political change (a media-rich look at democratization, political economy, and new global actors), and in Summer II the politics of nation-building (first-person accounts of the front-lines of nation-building, and greater context).

A sneak preview (starts at 0:11 – worth the wait):


How we do it:  Readings for each course are accompanied by videos, reading guides, and discussion guides.  Discussions will be here, with shorter current-events comments and links on the course’s facebook page.  Each student will also have a chance to explore at length a topic of his/her own choosing.  Courses are designed to have the same rigor as face-to-face spring/fall courses.  Also see our Privacy notes.

Background:  This site began in Summer 2012 as a source for American University‘s online course in Politics of Nation-Building, and is structured to expand to serve future online courses.