Harris-Stowe State University2017 Institution Survey

Writing centers--General description

Does your institution have a writing center or learning center with writing tutors?


Is the writing center free-standing or part of another institutional unit?

Part of another institutional unit

If the writing center is not free-standing, what larger institutional unit is it a part of?

Tutoring center

Where is the writing center located? Note: From this point on writing center refers to both free-standing and those located within another unit.

Academic building

Is there a mission statement for the writing center?


Are there explicit goals for the writing center?


In addition to providing support for students writing for their courses, what services does the writing center offer? Check all that apply.

Assistance with multimodal assignments

Assistance with reading

Assistance with online research

Assistance with oral presentations

Assistance with how to lead a class discussion

Assistance with job materials

Assistance with other content areas

Assistance for English Language Learners

What events does the writing center offer?

Space for student to come together to write

Student writing groups

Writing centers--Consultations

What type of appointments does the writing center offer?

scheduled face-to-face appts

drop-in face-to-face appts

What is the average length of a consultation or tutorial session offered?

45 minutes

Writing centers--Consultants

How many consultants worked in the writing center during the 2016-17 academic year? UG=undergraduates, GS=graduate students, Fac=faculty, PT=professional tutors, Vol=volunteers


On average, what percentage of a week's consultations are staffed by each group? For example, if your center offers 100 hours of consultations a week and 50 hours are filled by undergraduates and 25 hours by both graduate students and professional tutors, then the percentage would be 50% undergraduate, 25% graduate students, and 25% professional tutors.


How are professional consultants initially trained?

Staff meetings

What on-going professional development opportunities are provided professional consultants?

Read professional journals

Staff meetings

Meeting with Director

How are the professional consultants compensated?

Hourly wage

Writing centers--Administration

Who has primary responsibility for directing the writing center or overseeing the writing tutors if the tutors are part of a different institutional unit?

Learning Center Administrator (LCA)

In addition to the person who has primary responsibility, how many undergraduates, graduate students, staff members, or faculty members have administrative responsibilities for the writing center?


Does the writing center have a faculty advisory committee?


Writing centers--Changes

Since the academic year 2012/13 have there been changes to the writing center at your institution (not including staffing)?


What changes have been made?

Went from drop-in only to include scheduled appointments

Since the academic year 2012/13 have there been changes to the staffing or administration of the writing center at your institution?


What changes were made to the staffing or administration of the writing center?

Peer tutor positions increased

What other changes have been made to the staffing or administration of the writing center?

2018 A Lead tutor was created to help promote our Writing Center

Do you foresee changes to the writing center over the next four years?


Feel free to explain these upcoming changes.

We will be working to create a dedicated Writing Center over the next four years.

Writing Fellows (Embedded Writing Tutors)--General information

Does your institution have a writing fellows program? (See glossary for definitions)


Administrative positions--Learning Center Administrator (LCA)

How is the Learning Center Administrator position (LCA) classified?


To whom does the LCA report?

Assoc Dean or Provost

Was the LCA hired for this position?


Which of the following teaching responsibilities does the LCA have? Check all that apply.

Teach courses

faculty workshops

student workshops

On average, how many courses per year does the LCA teach?


Which of the following are the administrative responsibilities of the LCA?

Create Program Documents

Write grants

Consult with individual faculty or departments across the disciplines

Hire (tutors, professional staff, or teaching faculty)

Supervise (tutors, professional staff, or teaching faculty)

Mentor (tutors, professional staff, or teaching faculty)

Advertise program

Oversee program budget

Plan events

Maintain program/department/center website

Serve on university committees

Serve as an academic advisor