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UWC Consultant Roadmap (updated 1/31/2022) – Refer to or share the UWC Consulting Roadmap as a quick reference guide regarding the James Madison University Writing Center's Mission, Vision, and Values; marks of consulting excellence; and essential components of consulting practice.

UWC Online Consulting Roadmap

UWC Contract Addendum – The UWC Contract Addendum addresses professional behavior and responsibilities in the UWC.

Spring 2023 Important Dates and Deadlines

  • 1/23/23 – UWC opens for the semester (GAs and faculty on schedule)
  • 1/27/23 – Opening all-staff meeting 2:00-4:00 in the UWC 
  • 1/30/23 – Starting work date for hourly consultants
  • 2/07/23 – Assessment Day: classes that start before 4:00 are cancelled, but the UWC is open all day.
  • 3/03/23 – All-staff meeting 2:00-3:45
  • 3/13/23 - 3/17/23 – Spring Break. The UWC is closed all week, including Sunday, March 19.
  • 3/31/23 – All-staff meeting 2:00-3:45
  • 4/14/23 – Learning Centers Celebration 3:00-5:00 Bridgeforth Stadium Club Room
  • 4/21/23 – Closing all-staff meeting 2:00-3:30
  • 4/21/23 – New consultant applications due (cover letter and resume)
  • 4/24/23 - 5/5/23 – New consultant inverviews
  • 5/04/23 – Last day of classes and last day on the schedule for undergraduate consultants
  • 5/11/23 – Last day of finals week and last day on the schedule for GA and faculty consultants. 

Shift Leaders

shift leaders spring 2023

While everyone should pitch in, shift leaders might exert themselves to affirm that they and their colleagues

  • Be aware of who is on schedule, when clients are expected, etc. 
  • Ensure all clients are properly greeted and matched to their tutors 
  • Troubleshoot when people show up and need help 
  • Communicate with Lucy/Rudy if a consultant does not show up 
  • Assist with rescheduling or changing consultants when someone cancels a shift last minute or does not show up 
  • Answer questions of fellow tutors, particularly our new tutors 


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