Many on-campus resources are available for GEW students and the GEW program itself
works closely with several offices and departments to ensure the success of its students.
Below is a list of partners and resources GEW most commonly works with:
- The Writing Center: The WC is located on the first floor of the library. All currently enrolled GEW students
are required to meet with a consultant in the Writing Center twice per semester and
are encouraged to meet more than that whenever possible.
- The Language Learning Center: Located on the first floor of the library near the Writing and Math Centers, the
Language Learning Center offers a wide variety of workshops for students learning
a foreign language, but also a series of workshops specifically for students whose
first language is not English, or whose first language is English but that is not
the primary language spoken in the home. Check the with the LLC each semester for
a schedule of workshops titled "English for Bilinguals if you are interested.
- The Kellogg Library: Each GEW class attends an instructional day at the library that is taught by one of
our full-time librarians. The librarian shows students what scholarly research is,
how to conduct it, and gives them hands-on experience doing it. Please coordinate your visit to the library with Allison Carr, the Academic Transitions
Librarian. Both she, and Torie Quinonez, the Arts & Humanities Librarian, offer assistance
to GEW instructors for assignment development, and to students for help at any stage
in the research process. The library homepage is an excellent resource not only for contacting any librarian
via chat, but also for finding books, accessing scholarly databases, and requesting
books from off-campus libraries.
- The Literature and Writing Department: GEW is housed in the Literature and Writing department. Many of the GEW faculty even
earned their Masters degrees from the LTWR department here at CSUSM. For students
interested in pursuing more writing classes beyond GEW, the Literature and Writing
department offers both a major and minor as well as an emphasis in either Literature
- The Office of First-Year Programs: Supports student success at the freshman level. Because the first year of college
comes with so many new experiences and challenges, First Year Programs has several
tools and services in place to help students succeed at the University even prior
to their first day of classes.
- The Office of Student Affairs: A one-stop shop for resources on campus. Even if you do not know what you need, you
can contact the Dean of Students office and they will help direct you to the right
place. This office is also in charge of implementing procedures and rules on campus,
including those related to student conduct.