Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Basic Research

Hey, everyone. Sorry that I haven;t posted this sooner, the internet at my apartment has been really screwed up of late. Anyway, here's what I've found so far, and I 'll be bringing copies to class. - Dan

BUFFALO STATE: http://ic.buffalostate.edu/writing.html

The Writing Center
323 Ketchum Hall

Walk-in or scheduled appointments Monday through Thursday 10-4; Friday 9-3 Published and distinguished Buffalo State College and community writers assist students with academic, creative and career related writing, at all levels of experience and through all steps in the writing process, from "brainstorm" through final draft. We welcome collaborative writing projects and offer group and individual tutoring, as well as semester long participation with specific classes at the instructor's request. Interactive student-paced software lessons are available in all areas of mechanics and content from grammar and punctuation through content, thesis and MLA/APA citation concerns.

The Writing Center in Ketchum Hall provides writing guidance and assistance to student writers from novice to distinguished skill levels. We assist student writers from across the disciplines in arts and humanities in academic, professional, and creative areas. Another goal is to provide mentoring and professional development to advanced English students through tutoring, workshops, and publication assistance, to initiate future teachers in the teaching of writing and writing to learn, to provide publication coaching and opportunities in a range of literary and written genres, and to share the power of writing, literature and literacy with the Buffalo schools and community through service learning.
Ultimately, the Writing Center aims to foster a broad-based, creative, scholarly, and giving community of writers, scholars and learners at Buffalo State College. The Writing Center is open Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. Appointments and walk-in sessions are available until 4:00 p.m. M-Th, and 3:00 p.m. Fridays.

Academic Skills Center
330 South Wing

Tutoring and workshops by professional tutors, who address questions regarding subjects that include business, humanities, languages, math, science, statistics, and writing, including MLA, APA, Documentation in Essays and Research Papers. Instructors may fill out the Instructor Referral Form (a printable PDF file available on our Web site) and have the student present it to the tutor at their meeting. Visit our office to make an appointment. Information on subjects and schedules available on our website.

The Academic Skills Center, in accordance with the Mission Statement of Buffalo State College, promotes "the intellectual, personal, and professional growth" of our students. It seeks "to inspire a lifelong passion for learning, and to empower a diverse population of students to succeed as citizens of a challenging world." The Academic Skills Center encourages excellence in all Buffalo State students. It provides a dedicated staff of professional tutors who are prepared to assist students in a variety of subjects and enable them to succeed in their academic, individual, and vocational pursuits.
The Academic Skills Center of University College will be a recognized leader in accomplishing the following goals:
• Providing students with the most competent tutors available.
• Supporting students in fulfilling their academic goals in specific subjects and ultimately in their chosen disciplines.
• Increasing student confidence in Buffalo State College as a school that cares about their academic success.
• Tutors of the Academic Skills Center treat every student with respect and consideration.
• Tutors are prepared to answer students’ questions with a genuine concern for their success.
• Tutors strive to instill students with greater understanding of their subject and greater confidence in their coursework.
• Tutors encourage students to achieve academic excellence.

Canisius College: http://www.canisius.edu/tutoring/

The Tutoring Center provides a variety of opportunities for students to achieve their own academic success. The services are free-of-charge and open to all Canisius students. Individual Tutoring Services allow students to receive one-on-one academic assistance from peer and adjunct professor tutors. Tutors are available in the majority of academic disciplines and employ various academic strategies to help address individual student needs.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by SI leaders, students who have previously done well in the course and who attend classes, understand the material and act as a guide through the coursework.

Friday: 10am-2pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 2pm-10pm
No appointment necessary

The Study Hall Program is open to all students. Study Hall is an opportunity for students to focus on their academic work in a quiet environment where tutors are available to answer questions and provide academic support
Monday & Tuesday:
9am-1pm OM 219;
4pm-10pm OM 314
Wednesday: 9am-11:30am
OM 219
Thursday: 4pm-10pm
OM 314
Friday: 9am-1pm OM 219
Sunday: 2pm-10pm OM 314

Damon/Monroe: http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/writing/

At the Writing Center, we guide students through the writing process and provide support for faculty who assign written work. Tutoring sessions encourage students to make informed decisions about their writing. The outcome of tutoring should be that the writer, not necessarily a specific piece of writing, will be changed.
Tutors do not write, re-write, or line edit any portion of a student’s paper. Rather, they assist with pre-writing, drafting, researching, revising, and editing. Most importantly, the Center aims to build students’ confidence and improve their writing skills.

Inside Integrated Learning Center, 4-258
phone: 262-1556
e-mail: schamberlain@monroecc.edu
Mon. 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Hours may vary)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Dan! I think it will be important to synthesize/consolidate common characteristics of all these centers. That way your section will not become too cumbersome.