ERIC Number: ED203961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Establishing and Maintaining a Writing Center in the Junior or Community College.
Olson, Gary A.
Practical information and advice are presented on l6 considerations in the establishment of a campus writing center. First, six concerns related to planning are discussed: obtaining administrative and departmental support; securing funds from various internal and external sources; obtaining furniture, supplies, and instructional materials; locating a facility to house the center; employing faculty and peer tutors; and hiring a receptionist. Three administrative factors are then considered: providing release time for the faculty member who is to act as the director of the writing center; meeting the training needs of student tutors; and choosing between referral and walk-in systems of operation. Next, six housekeeping and publicity considerations are examined: the various forms needed by the center; the types of data that must be collected; the filing system needed to organize this data; methods of scheduling student conferences; hours of service; campus advertising; and the provision of workshops and other extension services. Finally, the possibility and benefits of using these guidelines for the establishment of a campus learning center, providing learning support for math and other disciplines, are discussed. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Data Collection, Peer Teaching, Personnel Selection, Program Administration, Program Development, Publicity, Records (Forms), Remedial Programs, Scheduling, Supplies, Tutorial Programs, Tutors, Two Year Colleges, Workshops, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Laboratories