The Writing Center is dedicated to continuous improvement of its resources and services. To facilitate this improvement, the Writing Center undergoes a variety of assessments on an annual basis. Although these assessments address a wide range of concerns, they primarily measure the extent to which the Writing Center accomplishes its mission statement and learning outcomes, which are provided below.
The mission of the Dixie State University Writing Center is to assist students in developing, drafting, and revising their writing through peer-to-peer consultation and small group instruction. We strive to create an academic community of strong and confident writers, both at Dixie State University and in the southern Utah community.
1. Students who visit the Writing Center will demonstrate appropriate use of tone, voice, and formality across multiple rhetorical situations.
2. Students who visit the Writing Center will demonstrate a strong grasp of standard English conventions and methods of documentation.
3. Students who visit the Writing Center will recognize writing as a recursive process and will effectively implement feedback into their own writing.
4. Students who visit the Writing Center will benefit from increased confidence in their writing.
Results from the Writing Center’s ongoing assessments are compiled into annual reports. These reports are published through the Writing Center’s website to provide DSU’s students and faculty with a sense of the center’s efficacy.