ERIC Number: ED326260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-4
Reference Count: 0
Writing Across the Curriculum Annual Report, 1989-90. Comprehensive Report.
Holladay, John M.
During winter semester 1989, Monroe County Community College (MCCC) developed a Writing Fellows program and introduced a Writing Center into the Learning Assistance Lab (LAL). Both these iniatives were part of the school's writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) efforts which had been launched in fall 1987. Writing Fellows are specially-trained peer tutors who work with all students in courses involved with WAC, which include among others, classes in physics, nursing, music, chemistry, logic, algebra and drafting. This annual report of MCCC's WAC program describes the background to and goals of the program, presents frequency use data for the LAL, and provides results of an evaluative survey of students, faculty and student tutors involved in the program. Survey results include the following: (1) while MCCC enrollments decreased from fall 1989 to winter 1990, use of the LAL increased dramatically from 2,481 to 2,896 student visits; (2) total tutoring sessions per year at the LAL increased from 609 in 1986 to 1,937 in 1990; (3) in 1990, 84% of students who could arrange conferences with their Writing Fellows felt that the conferences were helpful or very helpful, up from 76% in 1989; (4) 91% of students surveyed in 1990 believed the program was either effective or very effective as compared with 78% in the 1989 survey; (5) all 18 faculty involved in the WAC program wished to continue having Writing Fellows assigned to their courses; and (6) all Writing Fellows who intended to return to MCCC in fall 1991 volunteered to continue their work as Writing Fellows. Sample narrative survey responses, copies of six issues of the WAC program newsletter, and a copy of a short article on the program are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monroe County Community Coll., MI.
Identifiers: Monroe County Community College MI