ERIC Number: ED310820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-14
Monroe County Community College Writing across the Curriculum: Annual Report, 1988-89.
An evaluation is provided of two aspects of Monroe County Community College's (MCCC's) writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) program: a Writing Center and peer tutoring by instructor-nominated Writing Fellows. Introductory remarks in Part 1 highlight the benefits of the college's programs for faculty, Writing Fellows, the college administration, and students. Part 2 provides background on the Writing Center and the frequency of its use, indicating that more than half of the increased usage of MCCC's Learning Assistance Center could be attributed to the newly instituted Writing Center. Part 3 contains an evaluation of the Writing Fellows program based on survey responses from students who had worked with the tutors. Highlighted findings indicate that 76% of the students felt that the Writing Fellows' comments on their rough drafts and conferences with the Writing Fellows were helpful or very helpful. Positive and negative responses to open-ended questions are included. Part 4 summarizes the survey responses of 14 of the 15 faculty members who used the services of the Writing Fellows in winter 1989. All but one of the instructors indicated that they would be willing to work with Writing Fellows again, and 11 felt that the papers they received that term were better than papers submitted by classes without tutors. Part 5 contains the evaluations of the program by the 25 Writing Fellows. Survey findings revealed that the Writing Fellows read and commented upon the first drafts of 49 papers, they spent 2 hours a week in the Writing Center, they each worked with between 10 and 15 students, and they all felt that their own writing had improved as a result of their work. A chronology of the WAC program from winter 1986 to June 1989 is attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monroe County Community Coll., MI.