The meeting of the Board of Trustees of Suffolk County Community College scheduled for August 21, 2014 will now be held at 3:00 p.m. in Room 114 in the Captree Commons building, on the Michael J. Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY. This notification revises the previous time and location announced for this meeting.

Writing Centers

Mission

The SCCC Writing Centers promote literacy in every aspect of academic, personal, workplace and cultural life.  The SCCC Writing Centers promote the use of academic writing in all disciplines as a tool for learning, communicating, self-expression, and critical thinking.  The SCCC Writing Centers feel that students’ writing and their ideas, interests, and contributions are valuable and are worthy of attention, discussion, and development to their fullest potential.  All members of the SCCC community are welcome to work on and discuss any type of writing project at any stage of the writing process at the SCCC Writing Centers. 

Goals and Outcomes 

Goal       

Provide constructive and productive feedback for student writers through a student-centered collaborative process.

    Outcomes

    SCCC Writing Centers will provide training and professional development opportunities for their staff

    through individualized and tri campus workshops and by encouraging conference attendance and

    presentations. SCCC Writing Centers will implement a tutor evaluation system which will allow students to

    provide feedback on the effectiveness of the session.

    SCCC Writing Centers will create, maintain, and update student attendance records for each student who

    uses the writing center, writing notes on the sessions that indicate the various aspects of students’ writing

    that they’ve discussed during sessions.

Goal

Encourage repeat usage of the SCCC Writing Centers for students.

    Outcomes

    SCCC Writing Centers will reinforce to students a clear understanding of what the tutoring session has

    accomplished, and what the next step in the writing process is by the end of each tutoring session.

    SCCC Writing Centers will encourage students to make repeat visits in order to tailor the session to

    individual students and help make tutoring more efficient and to help improve students’ writing skills.

Goal

Assist faculty through increased communication and collaboration with departments, services, and instructors.

    Outcomes

    SCCC Writing Centers will offer introductory visits to classes and/or departments to help publicize and

    clarify the resources available to student writers and instructors.

    SCCC Writing Centers will compose and disseminate will compose and disseminate information about

    their services through media such as hand-outs, flyers, bookmarks, electronic communications,

    advertisements, and writing resources to be used by students, instructors, departments, and services.

    SCCC Writing Centers will create and distribute referrals/reports (with student consent) to indicate if a

    student has utilized the Writing Center for instructors to track students’ progress.

    SCCC Writing Centers will contribute to appropriate/relevant college-wide and campus events such as

    Professional Development Day, Commit to Complete, Campus Activities Day, and College Open

    Houses.