We are surveying Canadian writing support centre directors, managers, and coordinators regarding policies, practices, and frequency of support for digital assignments. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about how Canadian writing centres are supporting digital projects. Your responses will remain anonymous. The results will be used only for research purposes, and will be shared only with those who participate in the survey.
The eleven survey questions will take approximately 20 min to complete. You can link to the survey here or cut-and-paste this URL into to your browser >> https://goo.gl/forms/kKrbeboaIIc3BKao2
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Thank you for taking the time to supply this information!
Stephanie Bell, LA&PS Writing Centre Director, York University
Brian Hotson, Director, Academic Learning Services, Saint Mary’s University
“In an effort to improve writing skills, the Writing Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University developed a series of free online resources and tools for students. However, a recent study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) found that even when integrated into the classroom experience, only a small number of students actually used the tool as they felt it was not relevant to them, and those who did saw no impact on their grades. The authors feel further research is needed into how to best integrate the service into the classroom, including potentially assigning grades for its use.”
Comments are open.
Inkshed Publications is currently seeking proposals for edited collections (~250 pages), monographs (~100-125 pages), and studies (30-70 pages) on a wide variety of topics including:
- writing studies research and pedagogy
- writing centre research and practice
- rhetoric (theories of and specific practices)
- critical literacy studies of all kinds
- studies of texts and how they are composed, read, and used
- studies of literature and response to literature
- studies of multilingual writers working in English
- and other fields
To view the full call for proposals, visit the Inkshed blog.
If you have questions about the call or the suitability of a project, contact any member of the editorial team:
Roger Graves & Heather Graves, University of Alberta
Kathryn Alexander, Independent scholar
Brian Hotson, Saint Mary’s University
Theresa Hyland, Huron University College
Anne Parker, University of Manitoba
Graham Smart, Carleton University
Andrea Williams, University of Toronto