Monday, May 19, 2014

The Beat Goes On: Life After Seniors

Though there are many similarities between a high school writing center and their university counterparts, there is a challenge at the end of the school year that is unique to the high school setting: our staff size is cut significantly, though we have several weeks left to operate before we close at the end of the school year. However numbers differ (this year we go from having 22 available consultants to 6), high school centers are impacted greatly by the departure of senior staff members. So how do we continue to offer services that our community has grown accustomed to? With community supports such as workshops, whole class consultations, and individual offerings all being part of our student and staff services, re-evaluating how we operate is necessary. Explore this issue and provide suggestions for how we might approach this issue while still effectively serving our school community.