Mississippi University for Women2017 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?

English department

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?


How are the goals assessed?

Student feedback forms

Center usage statistics

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

Assistance with online research

Assistance with new media

Assistance with job materials

Assistance with graduate school materials

Assistance for English Language Learners

Writing centers--Consultations

What type of appointments does the writing center offer?

scheduled face-to-face appts

drop-in face-to-face appts

scheduled online appts

online feedback via e-mail

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

30 minutes

What percentage of the undergraduate student body had a writing center consultation during the 2016-17 academic year?


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 undergraduate consultants initially trained?

Half-credit course

Staff meetings

Workshops before semester begins

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


Meeting with Director

How are the undergradaute consultants compensated?

Hourly wage

Course credit

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?

Writing Center Administrator (WCA)

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?

Added services

Added online tutoring

Writing center moved

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


Do you foresee changes to the 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)