About the WCC

The Writing and Communication Center (WCC) is a free support service available to ALL AU students– on-campus, online, undergraduate and graduate. The WCC has expanded services to include help not only with students’ writing, but also with project presentations, speeches, group projects and presentations, poster presentations, and other digital communication assignments. In other words, we can help you with any project that involves communication whether that communication is written, visual, verbal, digital, or a combination of mediums.

Students in the WCC

Mission Statement

The Ashland University Writing and Communication Center (WCC) adheres to the University’s mission, vision, and value statements by providing students individualized academic support in every discipline on any project involving written, oral, or digital communication. We approach communication as a complex and individualized process and seek to help students learn what works best for them when engaging with this process. Our goal is to help students become more aware, confident, and autonomous communicators.

Foundational Principles

The WCC is deeply grounded in four foundational principles that guide our approach to supporting students' productive endeavors.

  1. We embrace the process approach, recognizing that writing and communication are complex and iterative processes. Not only do we focus on the final product but also on the various stages of brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing.

  2. We believe in individualized learning, understanding that each student has unique strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. We tailor our guidance and feedback to address specific needs, fostering personal growth and development.

  3. We prioritize skill transfer and autonomous learning, aiming to equip students with the tools and strategies they need to become independent communicators across the curriculum. We encourage students to apply what they've learned in our sessions to their future academic tasks.

  4. We embrace mindfulness and inclusivity, creating a safe and supportive environment where students from diverse backgrounds and experiences feel valued and respected. We strive to understand and appreciate their perspectives, fostering a sense of belonging and promoting inclusive writing and communication practices.

Through these principles, we empower students to become more aware, confident, and autonomous communicators.

Contact Information

Writing and Communication Center
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First Floor Archer Library

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WCC Staff

Schedule an Appointment

It’s easy! Visit the WCOnline scheduler and sign up for an available time. If this is your first time scheduling an appointment, you will need to register for an account.

Having trouble? Email us at wcc@ashland.edu or call 419-289-5145.

Undergraduate Students: UNDERGRADUATE appointments are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Graduate Students: If you are a graduate student, or an undergraduate student taking summer classes, you should select the GRADUATE schedule to make an appointment.

WCOnline Login Page

No-Show Policy

Please honor your appointment time. Your WCOnline account will be disabled if you miss five or more appointments (“no shows”). Please note that in order to discourage last minute cancellations, you will be prevented from canceling your appointment within one hour of your scheduled session. You can continue to use drop-in hours if you still want to use the WCC services after your account has been disabled. If you would like to have your account reactivated, you will need to send an email to wcc@ashland.edu.