Professional Development Writing Support

Dissertation Writing Assistance

Dissertation writing help is available to students at all stages of their dissertation from conception to final formatting. At no expense to students, the Division of Graduate Studies is sponsoring one-hour sessions with Alexa Weinstein, an experienced graduate-level academic editor and dissertation writing instructor. To schedule, email with your upcoming available times.

Email Alexa

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

UO is an institutional member. Sign up with National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) for free today. NCFDD supports all graduate students, with particular attention to supporting Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) students. NCFDD offers free graduate student writing workshops, supported writing boot camps, and writing booster sessions.

NCFDD Writing Support

Center on Diversity & Communication (CoDaC)

The UO Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC) builds the capacity of individuals and units across campus to advance the university’s goals of equity and inclusion. Their initiatives have included faculty and student Writing Circles, Faculty-in-Residence, faculty development workshops on equity and inclusion, and supporting a wide range of equity initiatives on campus. CoDaC is located in Susan Campbell Hall Garden Level Room 54. Outside entrance located behind Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

CoDaC's Writing Consultant, Mike Murashige, provides support to graduate students, faculty, and staff in two broad areas:

  1. Works with clients to rethink, reshape, and imporve their writing practices. He has broad experience in aiding writers with common "ailments" such as: Procrastination, Writer's block, Self-sabotage, Accountability, as well as many others.
  2. CoDaC's Developmental Editor aids writers with the content of their research writing and projects. Works with book proposals, grant applicaitons, book chapters, or job search materials. He can also aid in outlining and drafting, revision and refinement, and project conception and articulation.

For more information on specific writing support offered through CoDaC visit:

CoDaC Writing Support

Research Resources for Graduate Students

The UO Research Development Services is a crucial resource for graduate students looking for guides, tools and resources for developing and writing grant applications, and navigating UO's internal processes for grant submissions. You are highly encouraged to check out the links to webinars on funding search and application stages, resources to improve grant writing skills, and specialized proposal preparation resources.

Grant Writing Resources

Resume Writing & Review for International Students

Have your resume reviewed by a Division of Graduate Studies professional, who will provide one-on-one, and ongoing, consultation to help you be competitive in your job search outside of academia. This is a very useful tool to help you gain the job you want for your CPT, OPT, AT or H1-B job.

Schedule an Appointment

Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center

The Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center, housed within the Knight Library, offers all students support in achieving their goals. They have specialized services in math, writing, language, science, studying techniques and Division of Graduate Studies preparation.

Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center

What can UO Libraries Help With?

  • General information and resources on citing sources (primarily in Chicago, MLA, and APA)
  • Using citation management tools (Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote)
  • Note: Librarians do not proof-read or edit papers or assignments

UO Library Resources

Useful UO Library catalog searches

* For UO Library book/resource purchase requests, please email Nancy Cunningham, Director, Teaching and Liaison Services and Branch Operations. 

Other Resources