ERIC Number: ED306919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Writing Center: Troy State University.
Troy State Univ., AL.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
The Writing Center at Troy State University (Troy, Alabama), is described in this report. Currently in its seventh year of operation, the Center functions under the philosophy that any student can be successful given the appropriate method of instruction and sufficient time. It provides a multiplicity of services including one-to-one tutorials, small group instruction, developmental English laboratories, large group instruction, workshops, computer assisted instruction, computer controlled interactive video tape and video disk instruction, learning modules, test preparation programs, and a professional library. The Writing Across the Curriculum program is also based at the Writing Center. To date 22,000 visits to the Center have been recorded. Studies and outcome assessment procedures confirm that students who participate in the Center's programs do improve their writing skills, and that the staff is well trained and helpful. Appendices include: a brochure on the Writing Institute 1984; the Writing Center questionnaire; student surveys; an outcomes assessment form; related memos; Writing Across the Curriculum end-of-the-quarter faculty report forms and questionnaires; and writing/learning surveys. Contains 22 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Facilities, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Learning Modules, Models, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, State Universities, Student Development, Test Wiseness, Tutoring, Video Equipment, Workshops, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Improvement, Writing Laboratories, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Troy State Univ., AL.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.