ERIC Number: ED353014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Monroe County Community College Writing Across the Curriculum. Annual Reports 1990-1991 and 1991-1992.
Holladay, John M.; Zwayer, Sue
Monroe County Community College (MCCC), in Monroe, Michigan, developed a "Writing Across the Curriculum" program in response to perceived deficiencies in the writing and critical thinking skills of its students. Major features of the program include a Writing Center located in the Learning Assistance Laboratory and Writing Fellows (WF's), veteran writing tutors who work in the Writing Center 2 hours per week and are assigned to work with students in selected classes. MCCC conducted studies in 1990-91 and 1991-92 to measure the success of its writing programs, as well as the satisfaction of the students, faculty, and fellows involved. The studies involved the collection of data on the use of the Writing Center, evaluations of the program by students who worked with WF's, evaluations by faculty who worked with WF's, and evaluations of the program by participating WF's. A winter 1991 survey showed that 82% of the students who had worked with Writing Fellows found their written comments "helpful" or "very helpful," 81% felt the conferences with Fellows were "helpful" or "very helpful," 86% rated the WF's as "effective" or "very effective," and 90% rated the overall program as "effective" or "very effective." Faculty also felt positive about the Writing Center and Writing Fellows program, considering its continuation a very high priority. Comments by the Writing Fellows underscored how much their own writing had improved and how much they enjoyed helping their peers. Newsletters featuring articles on the Writing Across the Curriculum program are attached to each of the reports. (MAB)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Community Colleges, Participant Satisfaction, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Thinking Skills, Tutoring, Two Year Colleges, Writing Achievement, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Laboratories, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monroe County Community Coll., MI.