ERIC Number: ED466872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
JCCC Faculty Writing Assignment and Needs Survey, 2001.
Weglarz, Shirley G.
A survey of faculty at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Kansas was conducted to determine the current effectiveness and future needs of the JCCC Writing Center. Surveys were delivered to all full- and part-time instructors. The response rate was 18%, with approximately 31% of full-time faculty and 12% of part-time faculty returning completed surveys. Findings include: (1) the Writing Center (WC) at JCCC was viewed by most responding faculty as more than a support service for the English Department; (2) 72% of responding faculty reported that they tell all their students about the WC, while 38% include a WC description in their syllabi; (3) faculty most often asked their students to have their rough draft critiqued (42%), read/review sample writing (31%), or get a handout (30%) from the WC; however, 64% of respondents said that the WC did not have samples of good student writing; (4) approximately 90% of respondents indicated that students' overall writing skills were better or much better after using the WC; and (5) 56% of respondents represented the Liberal Arts division of JCCC, while 23% were from the Science, Health Care, and Math divisions--only 9% of respondents taught developmental courses. The study makes recommendations based on the findings. Appended are: Tabled Survey Results; and Questionnaire and Memo. (Contains 15 figures.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.