Office of Writing and Learning Initiatives

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Dawn Janke, Executive Director
Kennedy Library, Room 111C
Phone: 805.756.6032

The Office of Writing and Learning Initiatives supports student learning and achievement by coordinating a variety of programs and services, including academic preparation and placement in English, the Graduation Writing Requirement, and the Writing and Learning Center. The mission of the Writing and Learning Center is to provide a comprehensive menu of academic resources to support the diverse needs of Cal Poly students. The center offers a unique space for students across disciplines to share writing and learning strategies and collaborate toward meeting the expectations of course assignments.

At the Writing and Learning Center, peer learning consultants offer tutoring in any subject to all Cal Poly students. Students can engage in individual and small-group tutoring sessions with trained undergraduate and graduate consultants on any activity, assignment, or exam. These collaborative consultations are student-driven, which means that the learning experience is propelled by the specific questions and individual needs the student(s) brings to the session. Peer consultations are available in multiple locations across campus with the main hub in Kennedy Library, Room 111C. The Writing and Learning Center also offers drop-in hours at the Math Help Hub, where students can work independently on mathematics course assignments with a graduate student math tutor available for support as needed. More information on the Writing and Learning Center’s services is available at