The SASC Writing Program provides instruction and support for students as they work toward their academic, personal, and professional goals. We offer classes and individual consulting for all student work, including course papers, scholarship applications, and creative projects. We believe all students can find a powerful, authentic voice as they write, speak, and contribute to their communities, both on campus and off.

ARSC 1080, College Writing and Research
ARSC 2000, Ways of Knowing
ARSC 3100, Multicultural Topics
LDSP 1571, Leadership & the Art of Storytelling (also known as the Monologue Project)

SASC offers a course, College Writing and Research, and individualized guidance for non-native speakers of English. The ELL services in SASC exist primarily to support students enrolled in SASC programs and courses, but non-SASC ELL students may use our support on a space-available basis. Contact our Writing Coordinator for information.

To enroll in McNeill writing courses, email the Writing Coordinator:

Our model for integrating writing in a learning community was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization for writing faculty in higher education. This award is given only to programs that meet national benchmarks for best practices and contribute to the ongoing development of excellence in the field of Writing and Rhetoric.

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) invites students in the McNeill Academic Program, TRiO Student Support Services, and WAMS/ First Nations to apply for our 2017 trip to the Dominican Republic. The trip will happen over spring break as part of our core curriculum writing course, ARSC 1080, College Writing and Research. If your application is successful, SASC will work with you to ensure that you have the financial support you need to participate fully.

Applications are due by August 1, 2016.

Instructor Office Hours:

Writing instructors are available to consult with SASC students on a variety of writing projects, including course papers, scholarship applications, research projects, and cover letters or other job materials. Seek out advice and feedback early in the process for best results!

To guarantee you will be able to meet with us, please email to set up an appointment.


Cat Altman, FLMG191, T 11:00 am- 2:00pm

Angela Buchanan, FLMG 142, T 2:00pm- 5:00pm

Marlene Miyamoto, FLMG 191, M 4:30pm -5:30pm and TR 1:00pm-3:00pm


Shane Oshetski, FLMG 190A, M 12:00pm-3:00pm


Individual Tutoring:

SASC provides individual writing tutors on a case-by-case basis. See your SASC Academic Coordinator for a referral.

Campus Writing Center:

All CU students are eligible to use free consulting through the PWR writing center:

Great Online Resource: