Wednesday, January 27, 2016

AR S2.1: "Writing Centers and Community Outreach"

According to Pittman and Hayden:

"Writing centers (WCs) [should] undertake community outreach initiatives. Benefits accrue to the WCs and their host institutions, as well as to individuals and groups that avail themselves of the outreach. Extending their mission to include the host community raises the profile of WCs, improves their effectiveness with their student clients, delivers positive outcomes for community participants, develops the professionalism of WC staff, and offers WCs opportunities for pedagogical research."

Do you agree with this point of view? What types of outreach initiatives would benefit our community? How would you change our outreach? Discuss how you believe this would impact our school and community.

Remember to include the following in your COMPLETE PARAGRAPH response:

  • Your impressions of the article (likes/dislikes/agree/disagree)
  • How does it connect to writing centers at large?
  • How can it be applied to the MHS Writing Center?