About Us

Our Mission

(working draft--will be finalized in Spring 2020)

The Writing Center seeks to strengthen students’ versatility in understanding and crafting myriad texts and to foster students’ connection to Stanislaus State.  The Writing Center, a community of readers, writers, and peer tutors, engages and supports students by:

  • Acknowledging students’ command of multiple literacies, all of which are no more or no less valid than Edited American English (EAE);
  • Exploring and negotiating expectations of academic, professional, disciplinary, and personal writing;
  • Building students’ confidence in making informed rhetorical choices;
  • Sharing experiences and resources for navigating Stanislaus State;
  • Valuing varied identities, abilities, perspectives, and linguistic backgrounds;
  • Promoting inclusivity, accessibility, interdependence, and curiosity.


Contact Information

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Writing Center Director/E-mail: Paula Barrington-Schmidt

Online Coordinator/E-Mail: Jacqueline Hollcraft

Writing Center Graduate Assistan Director: Jacklyn Heslop


Learning Commons (LX 14)

Interim Director/E-mail: Erlynn Johnson
Phone: 209-667-3642