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ERIC Number: ED203961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Laboratories