The Writing Clinic is established in
North Hall to supplement composition courses taught by the Department of
The Writing Clinic moves to the
English Annex, only 100 yards away from the Department of English main office
First study of writing clinic
efficiency conducted by Chad Manis, an undergraduate tutor with a university
undergraduate research grant. He found that 48 percent of students who attended
the Writing Clinic in Winter 1973-1974 had a one-letter grade improvement from
the beginning to the end of their courses. Thirty
percent of students reported an improvement of two letter grades or more.
The Writing Clinic moves to its own
facility. Students with any major can apply to be a tutor, but 80 percent of the
tutors are English majors or minors. The Writing Clinic also publishes its own
The Writing Clinic changes its name
to the Writing Center. A standard tutor application and tutor evaluation form
are adopted. An ongoing tutor training program is established (Practicum in
Peer Tutoring EN 301).
The Writing Center moves to Robert
Bell, room 291.
Grammar Crisis Line is added to the
Writing Center through the work of Jane Haynes and the Writing Across the Curriculum
The Writing Center adds weekly
workshops (placed on tapes), starts a conversation hour for nonnative speakers
of English, begins walk-in hours, stays open in the summer, and begins
advertising with brochures.
The Writing Center hosts the East Central Writing Center Association
conference with keynote speakers Jeanne Simpson and James Berlin.
The Writing Center hosts the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing.
The tutors begin tutor journals
where they communicate with each other and share tutorial stories.
The Writing Center is given
First tenure-line faculty director
The myWCOnline scheduling program
begins to be used by the Writing Center.
Tutor of the Year award and Retired Tutor Hall of Fame are started.
Walk-in tutoring at the library
begins and tutoring through AIM begins.
Online tutoring becomes available at
the Writing Center.
The Carol S. Chalk Memorial Scholarship for Writing Center Tutors is
created. Writing Center tutors publish a tutor training guide To Whom It Concerns: A Handbook for Writing
Online tutoring hours are extended
to evenings and weekends when the Writing Center is closed. The Associate
Director of Online Tutoring and Administrative Assistant are hired.
Current Writing Center
Erin Banks-Kirkham, Kettering College
Nikki Caswell, East Carolina University
David DiSarro, Endicott College
Emily Standridge, University of Texas at Tyler
Dani Weber, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
Jessica Weleski, Lancaster Bible College
Current Writing Center
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