ERIC Number: ED217921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-11
Reference Count: 0
A College Takes a Community Approach to Writing.
Defever, Susanna Mason
Since 1977, St. Clair County Community College (SCCCC) has initiated several activities to increase the importance of writing at the college. The first of these efforts was a self-study conference to examine past, current, and future approaches to the problem of student literacy. The results of the conference have been seen in subsequent efforts targeted at three different groups. First, collegewide faculty involvement has been encouraged through an instructor survey of the writing requirements of various disciplines; the dissemination of materials to faculty to improve their students' writing; the presentation of seminars and panel discussions on writing evaluation, writing across the curriculum, and the problem of student literacy at SCCCC. Secondly, efforts have been made to establish linkages with high school and college instructors in the area. These efforts have included a panel presentation of SCCCC's requirements for student writing for junior high and high school instructors, workshops for area English teachers, and participation in a literacy conference. Thirdly, student support of writing was fostered through additional orientation and assessment procedures, the promotion of English 50 as a refresher course without a remedial label, a review of the College Level Examination Program scoring procedures, and a library orientation project. Through such efforts, outreach has been extended to faculty, the community, and students. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented as part of a panel on "Models for Staff Development" at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English Boyne Highlands Conference (Boyne Highlands, MI, October 11, 1980).