Thanks for the info. The person who you sent it to before was Virginia
Ryan, in response to a message in April 1999. I contacted her first,
before going to the list, but she didn't remember getting anything.....
Let's hope that this time I get it together. I think it would be a
wonderful resource to be able to have contact info for all the people
involed in writing centre work in Canada.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Margaret Procter wrote:
> Hi, Janice --
> I have a feeling I've sent you this info before. Or was it
> someone else's surve? I'm sure you know the work Henry
> Hubert did a few years ago on writing centres. But here;s my
> info again, anyway. I look forward to seeing your
> U of T has so many tutorial centres I can't list them all.
> There are math tutoring centres, Physics and Economics
> tutoring centres, Aboriginal Students' tutoring centres,
> college dons' tutoring services, etc. But the ones most
> relevant to your interest are the 14 or so writing centres.
> You can see them listed via the big website I have created.
> It's at www.utoronto.ca/writing/.
> There are eight or so college writing centres for undergrads
> in Arts and Science plus two on the suburban campuses, a
> centre that's part of the big writing program in Engineering
> (run by Rob Irish, [log in to unmask], 416 978-6708),
> another that's part of the writing instruction built into
> the Architecture graduate program (run by Andy Payne,
> [log in to unmask], 416 978-2586), and one for some of
> the Health Science programs (run by Dena Taylor,
> [log in to unmask], 416 978-0340). These are all listed
> and linked in my website. A new program for graduate
> students will start up after July 1, run by Jane Freeman
> ([log in to unmask], no phone number yet). There will
> also be one staffed by peer tutors for the grad students at
> OISE/UT (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). You
> might also be interested in the academic counselling done by
> Counselling and Learning Skills, run by Nellie Perret
> ([log in to unmask], 416 978-1033).
> I'm Coordinator of the lot, meaning that I get to sit on a
> lot of committees and write reports and proposals --
> everybody calls on me when they have to think about
> writing. I also do "outreach" work by giving workshops and
> presentations to classes, and by giving training workshops
> and working with TAs. I consult with people trying to
> integrate writing instruction into their courses, as they're
> being encouraged to do these days, especially in the
> undergrad program in Arts and Science. I also provide
> support and advice to writing centre instructors when I'm
> asked, and try to develop and disseminate teaching and
> research resources for them. I sponsor training sessions and
> professional development meetings too. I do some research
> when I can squeeze it in, and so do a few other writing
> instructors. My e-mail is [log in to unmask], and my
> phone number is 416 978-8109 (as in my sig line below).
> As for services and resources, all the writing centres
> concentrate on offering individual consultations, as
> explained on the webpage "Working with a Writing Tutor" at
> http://www.utoronto.ca/writing/service1.html. We also offer
> group instruction of various kinds -- within classes in
> Engineering and Architecture (the newest centres, where we
> could design from scratch), usually outside them as
> course-related or standalone workshops for the (older)
> college writing centres. Increasingly too, we have been
> involved in giving non-credit courses, "free" to students
> because of grants that come from increased tuition fees. The
> most successful are co-taught by writing instructors and
> senior science TAs -- who also learn from each other.
> The website includes about 40 files of advice on academic
> writing written specifically for U of T students, as well as
> many links to other sites. It gets over 6000 "hits" weekly.
> Some of the files are distinctive, such as those on writing
> admission letters, writing critiques, "how not to
> plagiarize," etc. We also have a set of very specific ESL
> files that people find useful. It also has links and advice
> files for faculty, both writing instructors and those using
> writing in their other courses. It the key place for giving
> the 65,000 U of T students + 10,000 faculty and TAs the
> information they need to navigate our very scattered
> programs, so I try to keep it updated regularly.
> Hope this helps! Let me know if you want more information.
> (Dr.) Margaret Procter
> University of Toronto
> Coordinator, Writing Support
> 15 King's College Circle
> Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7
> (416) 978-8109; FAX (416) 971-2027
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