Antelope Valley College

Sites of Writing--General Description

Does your institution have an official writing program or department? (n=118)

Yes

What is the institutional home of the writing program or department? (n=97)

English Department

Does your institution have first-year writing? (n=217)

No

Does your institution have writing across the curriculum (WAC)? (n=204)

Yes

Is WAC part of the writing program or department? (n=70)

No

If not part of the writing program or department, what is the institutional home for WAC? (n=43)

Independent Unit

Does your institution have writing in the disciplines (WID)? (n=198)

No

Does your institution have a writing center or learning center with writing tutors? (n=219)

Yes

Is the writing center part of the writing program or department? (n=198)

No

If not part of the writing program or department, what is the institutional home for the writing center? (n=171)

Independent Unit

Does your institution have basic writing courses? (n=220)

Yes

Is basic writing part of the writing program or department? (n=199)

Yes

Sites of Writing--Writing Requirement

Does your institution have a writing requirement? (n=216)

No

Are there curricular requirements that are not part of the writing requirement but that have writing as an explicit goal? (n=211)

No

Sites of Writing--College Writing Goals

Are there college-wide student writing goals? (n=216)

No

Sites of Writing--Community College Survey of Student Engagement

Does your institution administer the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)? (n=219)

Yes

How does your writing program use the CCSSE data? (n=139)

I don't know.

Sites of Writing--Changes to Writing Program

Have there been changes to the writing program or sites of writing at your institution in the past 10 years? (n=219)

Yes

Were there changes to the writing requirement in the past 10 years? (n=193)

No

Were there changes to the assessment of writing at your institution over the past 10 years? (n=194)

No

Were there any changes to the administrative structures of the writing program or the sites of writing over the past 10 years? (n=195)

No

Was the writing program changed in the past 10 years to expand or eliminate areas? (n=191)

No

Were there changes to the staffing of the writing program or center over the past 10 years? (n=194)

No

Were there any additional changes to the writing program or the sites of writing at your institution not already mentioned? (n=193)

No

Do you foresee changes to the administrative, curricular, or support structures of the sites of writing at your institution over the next five years? (n=217)

No

First-Year Writing/ English Composition--General Description

Does your institution have a first-year writing requirement, whether explicit or embedded? (n=217)

No

Identifying and supporting diversely-prepared students--General Description

Does your institution identify students who may need additional writing support, including students whose primary language is not English? (n=220)

Yes

How does the institution identify these students? (n=157)

Advisor referral

Faculty referral

writing center tutor referral

Student self-referral

Other

What types of supports are available to these students? (n=161)

Peer tutoring

Workshops

Other

Identifying and supporting diversely-prepared students--Basic Writing

Does the institution have a formal basic writing program? (n=154)

No

Identifying and supporting diversely-prepared students--Support for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Is there support for English Language Learners (ELLs)? (n=144)

Yes

Is support for ELLs separate from basic writing? (n=126)

Yes

What type of supports are available for ELLs? (n=124)

Peer tutoring

Workshops

Other

Does your institution offer ELL writing classes? (n=125)

Yes

What percentage of the student body is placed into ELL writing courses? See Note 4. (n=33)

1

What is the institutional home of the ELL writing courses? (n=80)

Other

Writing across the curriculum (WAC) and writing beyond the first year--General Description

Does your institution have a WAC/WID program and/or a writing requirement beyond the first year? (n=203)

Yes

Does your institution require all students to take writing courses taught by the English or Writing department for students in other departments? Does not include the first-year writing requirement. (n=35)

Yes

Does your institution require all students to take writing-intensive (WI or W) courses taught by departments other than English or Writing? (n=36)

No

Writing across the curriculum (WAC) and writing beyond the first year--Writing-Intensive Courses

Is there professional development available for those teaching in the WAC program? (n=35)

Yes

What form does that faculty development take? (n=35)

Individual meetings with faculty members

Other

Writing centers--General description

Does your institution have a writing center or learning center with writing tutors? (n=219)

Yes

Is the writing center free-standing or part of another institutional unit? (n=157)

Part of another institutional unit

If the writing center is not free-standing, what larger institutional unit is it a part of? (n=105)

Learning 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. (n=157)

Own building

Is there a mission statement for the writing center? (n=153)

Yes

Are there explicit goals for the writing center? (n=152)

Yes

How are the goals assessed? (n=104)

Student feedback forms

Faculty feedback

Center usage statistics

Other

What services does the writing center offer? (n=155)

Face-to-face consultations

Online tutoring via Skype or instant messaging (synchronous)

Writing centers--Consultations

How many face-to-face consultations were offered in the Fall of 2012? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=28)

800

How many face-to-face consultations were offered in the Spring of 2013? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=28)

800

How many face-to-face consultations were offered in the Summer of 2013? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=28)

800

How many face-to-face consultations were conducted in the Fall of 2012? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=83)

658

How many face-to-face consultations were conducted in the Spring of 2013? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=85)

640

How many face-to-face consultations were conducted in the Summer of 2013? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=84)

133

How many online consultations were offered in the Fall of 2012? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=60)

350

How many online consultations were offered in the Spring of 2013? See Notes 2b & 4.(n=63)

400

How many online consultations were offered in the Summer of 2013? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=64)

150

How many online consultations were conducted in the Fall of 2012? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=82)

339

How many online consultations were conducted in the Spring of 2013? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=83)

400

How many online consultations were conducted in the Summer of 2013? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=82)

129

What percentage of the student body had a writing center consultation during the 2012-13 academic year? See Note 2a & 4. (n=66)

10

What is the average length of a consultation or tutorial session offered? (n=143)

30 minutes

Writing centers--Consultants

Are your writing center consultants undergraduate students? (n=127)

No

Are your writing center consultants faculty who teach in the writing program? (n=127)

No

Are your writing center consultants faculty who teach in other academic departments? (n=127)

No

Are your writing center consultants professional tutors? (n=127)

No

Are your writing center consultants volunteers? (n=127)

No

Do you have others working as writing consultants? (n=127)

Yes

During the fall of 2012, approximately how many writing center consultants were other personnel? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=16)

8

During the fall of 2012, what percentage of the writing center consultants were other personnel? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=16)

100

During the spring of 2013, approximately how many writing center consultants were other personnel? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=15)

8

During the spring of 2013, what percentage of the writing center consultants were other writing personnel? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=15)

100

How are consultants working in the writing center initally trained?

Undergraduate students (n=90)Faculty who teach in the writing program (n=77)Faculty who teach in other academic departments (n=21)Professional tutors (n=71)Volunteers (n=22)Other (n=15)
Full-credit courseYes
Half-credit course
Weekly meetings
Monthly meetings
Workshops before the semesterYes
No training required
OtherYes

What on-going professional development opportunities are offered for consultants working in the writing center?

Undergraduate students (n=78)Faculty who teach in the writing program (n=70)Faculty who teach in other academic departments (n=19)Professional tutors (n=66)Volunteers (n=20)Other (n=18)
Attendance at national conferencesYes
Attendance at regional conferencesYes
Presenting at national conferences
Presenting at regional conferencesYes
Reading professional journals
Outside speakersYes
Weekly meetings
Semester inservice or workshop
Written reflections on daily and/or semester work
Meet with directorYes
No opportunities available
OtherYes

How are consultants working in the writing center compensated?

Undergraduate students (n=96)Faculty who teach in the writing program (n=85)Faculty who teach in other academic departments (n=31)Professional tutors (n=80)Other (n=22)
Hourly wageYes
Stipend
Tuition waver
Course credit
Faculty salary
Release time
Other

Writing centers--Course-based Peer Tutoring

Does your institution have a writing fellows program (course-based peer tutoring)? (n=143)

No

Administrative Structures

Who has primary responsibility for administering the WAC Program? (n=36)

Writing center Director

How is the WAC director position classified?

TT

To whom does the WAC director report? (n=8)

Dean of students

Was the WAC director hired for this position?

Yes

Are there others who help to administer the WAC program? (n=35)

Yes

If others help to administer the WAC program, how many?

2

Who has primary responsibility for administering the writing/learning center? (n=139)

Learning center director (LCD)

How is the WCD or LCD position classified? (n=87)

TT

To whom does the WCD or LCD report? (n=85)

Chief Academic Officer

Was the WCD or LCD director hired for this position? (n=86)

Yes

Are there others who help to administer the writing center? (n=115)

Yes

If others help to administer the writing center, how many? (n=55)

1

What is the teaching load for writing administrators?

All full-time faculty (n=97)FYWD (n=11)WAC director (n=6)WCD (n=79)
0-0
0-1
1-1
1-2 or 2-1
2-2
2-1-2
2-2-2
2-3 or 3-2
3-3
3-1-2
3-1-3
3-4 or 4-3
4-4Yes
4-5 or 5-4
5-5Yes
6-6
Other

What are the job responsibilities for writing administrators?

FYWD (n=14)WAC director (n=8)WCD (n=85)
Teach courses in the first-year writing program
Teach courses in the writing program/department (not FYW)
Teach courses outside the writing program/departmentYesYes
Assess all or some aspects of the writing programYes
Assess the development of student writing on campusYes
Conduct faculty development with faculty across the disciplinesYesYes
Consult with individual faculty across the disciplinesYesYes
Consult with departments across the disciplinesYesYes
Supervise professional staff (writing center director, asst.director, admin asst.)
Supervise tutors (professional and/or peer)Yes
Hire professional staffYesYes
Hire tutorsYesYes
Schedule writing courses
Schedule writing centerYes
Place students into writing courses
Facilitate placement exam
Oversee curriculum developmentYes
Train professional staff
Train peer tutorsYesYes
Advertise programYesYes
Oversee program budget
Tutor students
Plan eventsYesYes
Serve on university committeesYesYes
Maintain program websiteYesYes
Serve as an academic advisor
Offer student workshopsYesYes
Oversee exemption and/or transfer credit
OtherYes