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Monday, June 02, 2008

Summertime

Well, my series of posts on difference in the writing center kind of fizzled out. I have to apologize for that. After the ECWCA conference, things just got backed-up for me and unfortunately this blog hit the back burner. I really enjoyed the conversation from the posts I did get up (and from this blog in general). I never did write posts on gender, age, and sexual orientation, although I had planned to.

I'll be working reduced hours in the WC over the summer. Due to typically slow summers, we're only open a part of the time, and with less tutors. So just a quick poll today - is your WC open over the summer? If so, are hours reduced? And how about actual use? Slower, busier, or about the same?

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  1. We're actually just as busy in the summer semester as we are most other semesters--just on a more compact scale. We have an 8 week and 12 week semester in the summer (as opposed to 17). Students tend to get more rushed and, therefore, come in sooner. I suppose this is a big difference between Community Colleges and tradition higher ed: students don't really follow the traditional academic schedule.

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  2. The BSU Writing Center is open 9-4 Mon-Thur. So far we haven't seen much traffic, but I've been told to expect more e-mail consultations soon. The current lull, however, has allowed us to tackle summer projects, such as creating an online survey and housecleaning. Yesterday we found a hidden cache of stress balls and pencils behind a desk. It was a good day.

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  3. Glad to hear some WCs are busy this time of year!

    Oh yes, those summer projects. We do our annual housecleaning over the summer, too. Though I doubt we'll find any treasure.

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