Chaffey College

Sites of Writing--General Description

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

No

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

No

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

No

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

Yes

Is writing in the disciplines part of the writing program or department? (n=61)

No

If not part of the writing program or department, what is the institutional home for writing in the disciplines? (n=33)

Other

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)

Other

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

Yes

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

No

If not part of the writing program or department, what is the institutional home for the basic writing program? (n=136)

English Department

Sites of Writing--Writing Requirement

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

Yes

What does the writing requirement at your institution consist of? (n=106)

First-year composition predominately taught by English and/or Writing department (FYC)

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)

Yes

Which changes have taken place in regards to the writing requirement? (n=116)

Other

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)

Yes

How did the writing program change? (n=98)

Other

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

Yes

Which changes to the staffing of the writing program or center have taken place over the past 10 years? (n=114)

Part-time teaching positions were added.

Tenure-line teaching positions were added.

Other

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)

Yes

What type of changes to the administrative, curricular, or support structures of the sites of writing at your institution do you foresee in the next five years? (n=151)

Changes to the curricular structures or writing requirement

Changes to assessment

Changes to the types of staffing

If you foresee changes to the administrative, curricular, or support structures of the sites of writing at your institution over the next five years feel free to explain.

(1) The dept. may revise English 1A to include critical reading. (2) The state may adopt a common assessment. (3) We hope to continue hiring additional full-time faculty.

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)

Placement Test

Faculty referral

writing center tutor referral

Student self-referral

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

Required basic writing course

Peer tutoring

Professional tutoring, not the WPA or WCD

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)

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)

8

How are students identified and/or placed into ELL writing courses? (n=76)

Placement test

Self-placement

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)

No

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

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

Multiple locations

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

Analysis of student papers

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

Face-to-face consultations

Online tutoring via Skype or instant messaging (synchronous)

Online feedback via e-mail (asynchronous)

Assistance with oral presentations

Assistance with Powerpoint or other presentation software

Assistance with new media

Assistance with how to lead a class discussion

Assistance with how to prepare a poster presentation

Tutoring in other subject areas

Other

Writing centers--Consultations

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

7

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

6

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

2

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

300

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

250

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

0

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

40

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)

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

No

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

No

During the fall of 2012, approximately how many writing center consultants were undergraduate students? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=72)

25

During the fall of 2012, what percentage of the writing center consultants were undergraduate students? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=72)

60

During the fall of 2012, approximately how many writing center consultants were faculty who teach in the writing program? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=65)

8

During the fall of 2012, what percentage of the writing center consultants were faculty who teach in the writing program? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=67)

50

During the fall of 2012, approximately how many writing center consultants were faculty who teach in other academic departments? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=11)

20

During the fall of 2012, what percentage of the writing center consultants were faculty who teach in other academic departments? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=12)

20

During the fall of 2012, approximately how many writing center consultants were professional tutors? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=68)

10

During the fall of 2012, what percentage of the writing center consultants were professional tutors? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=68)

25

During the spring of 2013, approximately how many writing center consultants were undergraduate students? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=69)

20

During the spring of 2013, what percentage of the writing center consultants were undergraduate students? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=69)

60

During the spring of 2013, approximately how many writing center consultants were faculty who teach in the writing program? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=61)

10

During the spring of 2013, what percentage of the writing center consultants were faculty who teach in the writing program? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=63)

50

During the spring of 2013, approximately how many writing center consultants were faculty who teach in other departments? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=12)

2

During the spring of 2013, what percentage of the writing center consultants were faculty who teach in other academic departments? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=13)

10

During the spring of 2013, approximately how many writing center consultants were professional tutors? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=65)

5

During the spring of 2013, what percentage of the writing center consultants were professional tutors? See Notes 2b & 4. (n=65)

15

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)
Full-credit course
Half-credit course
Weekly meetings
Monthly meetingsYesYes
Workshops before the semesterYesYesYesYes
No training required
Other

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)
Attendance at national conferences
Attendance at regional conferencesYesYes
Presenting at national conferences
Presenting at regional conferences
Reading professional journalsYesYes
Outside speakersYesYes
Weekly meetings
Semester inservice or workshopYesYes
Written reflections on daily and/or semester workYesYes
Meet with directorYesYesYesYes
No opportunities available
Other

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)
Hourly wageYesYesYesYes
Stipend
Tuition waver
Course credit
Faculty salary
Release timeYesYes
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 first-year writing requirement? (n=127)

Chair of the English department

Are there others who help to administer the FYW program? (n=131)

Yes

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

Separate writing center director or coordinator (WCD)

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

TT

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

Associate dean or provost

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)

4

What is the teaching load for writing administrators?

All full-time faculty (n=97)FYWD (n=11)WAC director (n=6)WCD (n=79)
0-0Yes
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
5-5
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/department
Assess all or some aspects of the writing program
Assess the development of student writing on campusYes
Conduct faculty development with faculty across the disciplinesYes
Consult with individual faculty across the disciplinesYes
Consult with departments across the disciplinesYes
Supervise professional staff (writing center director, asst.director, admin asst.)Yes
Supervise tutors (professional and/or peer)Yes
Hire professional staffYes
Hire tutorsYes
Schedule writing courses
Schedule writing center
Place students into writing courses
Facilitate placement exam
Oversee curriculum development
Train professional staffYes
Train peer tutorsYes
Advertise program
Oversee program budgetYes
Tutor studentsYes
Plan eventsYes
Serve on university committeesYes
Maintain program website
Serve as an academic advisorYes
Offer student workshopsYes
Oversee exemption and/or transfer credit
Other