FYComp Faculty Resources

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center at Stevenson Towers South, lower level is a place for all writers at Northern Illinois University, undergraduates, graduates, staff and even faculty, to talk about their writing one-on-one with trained consultants.


Eportfolio Handouts


Program Handouts


Writing in the Domains


Networked Writing and Research

The goal of Networked Writing and Research (NWR) is to support the use of technology in composition courses for Northern Illinois University. We also maintain a dedicated computer lab for English graduate assistants in Reavis Hall. More than a tech support center, the NWR also hosts a series of workshops and lectures intended to showcase the wide variety of technological advances available for instructors.


First Friday Faculty Colloquia

Every month the First-Year Composition Program hosts an in-house faculty development workshop or presentation. These workshops address a wide range of topics including "Mini-Lesson Fair," "This I Believe," Looks at Books," "Screencasting" and of course the ever popular "Creative First Friday" at which our esteemed faculty share their own creative work.

Educator Information

Contact us

Northern Illinois University
Department of English
Reavis Hall, Room 215
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-0611
815-753-0606 (Fax)