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Suzanne Robertshaw, Coordinator, Tutoring and Writing Consulting
Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. 2744, Winter Park, FL  32789   USA
(w) 407 646-2652 (front desk) 407 646-2308  http://www.rollins.edu/library
Share your knowledge.  It's a way to achieve immortality." ~the Dalai Lama
"Good writing is clear thinking made visible." ~Bill Wheeler

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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Bridget M. Ponte <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 10:18 AM
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Subject: Quick poll about department structure

Good morning everyone-

I am one of many who are putting together a strategic assessment report and am addressing a section on department structure. Since you are the very best source of this kind of information, could you take two minutes to answer the following:

What is your total enrollment (just an estimate)?
3,500 incl. evening degree-granting and several master's

Public, private, 4- or 2-year?
private

Do you employ professional tutors? For writing or content or both? How many? Which areas (e.g., statistics)
no

Do you employ peer tutors? Same as above--are they grads or undergrads?
yes, all but 5/100 are UG

Do you have a separate writing center at your institution?
yes but in same center

If not, how much of your business is writing?
if so... 2000 appts  writing center 3000 content tutoring but 500 of those are writing, so about 50/50 for wriitng

What other instructional initiatives does your department facilitate or manage: classroom workshops, a coaching/mentoring program, SI, etc.?
some class visits for writing, brainstorming from assignment or reading for thesis, support

How are your tutoring sessions made: appointment, drop-in, etc.? 
appointment based, all

Are you located in Student Affairs or Academic Affairs?
academic, in library, reporting to library director who reports to Provost 



Thanks so much and good luck to everyone working on these reports!

Bridget Ponte
Director, Center for Academic Achievement
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, PA

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