About Us

Our Mission

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 and valuing those literacies as much as Edited American English;
  • 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, anti-racism, 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: Sabrina Ballin


Learning Commons (LX 14)

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