Guide to the Robert J. Connors Writing Center Files, 1994-2010

Collection number: UA 3/6/1
Size: 5 boxes (2.2 cu.ft.)

About Robert J. Connors and the Writing Center

English professor Robert J. Connors was a distinguished scholar in rhetoric and composition who had joined the UNH teaching faculty in 1984. He was the author or co-author of six books and more than 60 articles in his field, and helped to establish the UNH Writing Center, the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, and the Beal Collection, a national archive of composition manuscripts. Known for his active and eloquent participation in university matters, he also acted as Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate and would have assumed the chairmanship had he not died in a motorcycle accident in Durham.

The UNH Writing Center was named in his honor, and provides free writing assistance to students and members of the University community in a no-pressure environment. Highly skilled peer consultants have backgrounds in many different academic disciplines and are trained to work with students on all forms of writing during any stage of the writing process. The Connors Writing Center is located in Room 7 on the bottom level of Hamilton Smith Hall. The Writing Center also offers an Online Writing Lab (OWL) that allows access to resources and provides help with a paper over the internet.

About the Robert J. Connors Writing Center Files

This series includes the files from the Writing Center. There are minutes and agendas from staff meetings, correspondence and staff development materials and handouts, and information on tutor and consultant training. Included in this series is a CWC Yearbook and a few photos, as well as a list of clients of the Center listed by academic major for certain years. Folders contain information on various programs and service learning projects including the McNair Program, Project Connect, Campus Compact, the Woodsville Project, and Oyster River High Outreach. Besides information on various programs, this series also has conference materials, including proposals and conferences of the NEWCA. Evaluations, annual and consultant reports, documents from the development of the University Writing Requirement implementation, and material on Teaching with UNH OWL/OWC are also included. In addition, material regarding memorials for Robert J. Connors is included herein.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Robert J. Connors Writing Center Files, 1994-2010, UA 3/6/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred from the Writing Center in 2002; regular transfer of records are expected indefinately.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in its original order.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11997-1998Evaluations
Box 1, Folder 2Spring 1998Evaluation: Consultant's Observation
Box 1, Folder 3Spring 1998Staff Meeting Evaluations
Box 1, Folder 4Spring 1999Student General Evaluations Surveys
Box 1, Folder 5Prior to June 2000Student General Evaluations Survey
Box 1, Folder 6undatedStudent Evaluations Surveys (TECH 400)
Box 1, Folder 7Fall 2000Sam Shore - Student Evaluations (TECH 400)
Box 1, Folder 8December 2001Student Evaluations from Christina Ortmeier
Box 1, Folder 9Fall 2000Tim Guttman - Student Evaluations (MATH 698)
Box 1, Folder 10Fall 2000K. Livermoore - Student Evaluations
Box 1, Folder 11March-April 1996Staff Conference Notes
Box 1, Folder 121998-2000Directions for Hiring
Box 1, Folder 131997-2002WWC Staff Meeting Attendance and Agendas
Box 1, Folder 14May 8, 1998WC Staff Meeting
Box 1, Folder 15April 2000Models of Writing Center/WAC Structures for Multi-year Planning and Budgeting
Box 1, Folder 162001Staff Meeting Agendas and Notes
Box 1, Folder 171996-2002Memos
Box 1, Folder 18August 1996-June 2001Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 19February-May 1997Thank-you Correspondence for Presentations/Workshops
Box 1, Folder 20Spring 2002-2003E-mail Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 21undatedCWC Newspaper Articles and Publicity
Box 1, Folder 22January 2002-February 2003Faculty E-mails to CWC
Box 1, Folder 23undatedStaff Development Materials
Box 1, Folder 24undatedFaculty Handout Revisions
Box 1, Folder 25undatedDrafting Descriptions of CWC on Web page
Box 1, Folder 26undatedGail Rondeau - Resources created for the Writing Center
Box 1, Folder 271997-1999WC/WAC Descriptive Materials
Box 1, Folder 282000-2001Statistics on Center
Box 1, Folder 291997-2002Miscellaneous Forms and Hand-outs
Box 1, Folder 30April 2003CWC/WAC Web test pages
Box 1, Folder 312001-2002Assistant Director Job Description
Box 1, Folder 322000-2001Photos
Box 1, Folder 332002-2003CWC Yearbook
Box 1, Folder 341994-1999Annual Reports and Budgets
Box 1, Folder 351997-1998Annual Report Summary Writing Across the Curriculum
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11999Proposal for Possible Program Cuts
Box 2, Folder 2November 1999-February 2000ADHOC Working Group, Agendas, Memos
Box 2, Folder 32000ADHOC Task Force Drafts, Agendas, Goals
Box 2, Folder 41997-2001McNair Program/Workshop and Sample Abstracts
Box 2, Folder 5Fall 1998-2001Project Connect
Box 2, Folder 61998-2006Campus Compact and The Woodsville Project
Box 2, Folder 7September 2000Oyster River High School Outreach
Box 2, Folder 82000-2001Service Learning Projects
Box 2, Folder 92000-2002Teaching with UNH OWL/OWC
Box 2, Folder 102001-2003January Jump: Springing Toward Your Academic Goals Conference
Box 2, Folder 111996Consultant Final Reports
Box 2, Folder 121998Consultant Final Reports
Box 2, Folder 13Fall 1998Tutor Training Course ENGL 728/828
Box 2, Folder 141999Consultant Final Report
Box 2, Folder 15Spring 2000WC Consultants List
Box 2, Folder 161997-2002Writing Portfolios
Box 2, Folder 17Fall 2000Writing Consultants and Tutor Training
Box 2, Folder 18Spring 2001WC Consultant Job Description and Schedule for Returning Consultants
Box 2, Folder 192001Consultant Goals
Box 2, Folder 202001Tutor Evaluations Description
Box 2, Folder 21October 4, 2002ESL Workshop for Peer Consultants
Box 2, Folder 22undatedESL Tutoring Documents
Box 2, Folder 23Spring 2002-2003Brief Consultant Training for Grad Students
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 11996NEWCA Proposal
Box 3, Folder 22000NEWCA Conference
Box 3, Folder 32001NEWCA Conference
Box 3, Folder 42002NEWCA Conference and Photo
Box 3, Folder 52003NEWCA Conference
Box 3, Folder 6Fall 1998Development of University Writing Requirement Implementation
Box 3, Folder 71998-2000List of Clients by Academic Major
Box 3, Folder 8Fall 2000Memorials for Robert J. Connors: Planning, Memorials, Photos
Box 3, Folder 92002Bob Connors Memorial Portrait
Box 3, Folder 10undatedKate Tiribassi-WAC Presentation to History Course
Box 3, Folder 11March 2001Scientific Writing Workshop
Box 3, Folder 12January-February 1999Writing Across the Curriculum Program: Review of Fitchburg State
Box 3, Folder 132002"Breaking the Mold" Conference Proposals
Box 3, Folder 14October 1999"Reading Our Students, Reading Ourselves"
Box 3, Folder 152001-2002Farmington Middle School Project
Box 3, Folder 161994-2000Memos written by Bob Connors
Box 3, Folder 171999Bob Connor's letter of resignation
Box 4
Appointment books
Box 5
Appointment books
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 12003 Writing Center Representations
Box 6, Folder 2no dateOutreach Material for Writing Center
Box 6, Folder 32006Writing Center Consultations
Box 6, Folder 42009-2010Receptionist Log (1 of 2)
Box 6, Folder 52010Receptionist Log (2 of 2)
Box 6, Folder 62009Connors Writing Center Data
Box 6, Folder 72010Connors Writing Center Data
Box 6, Folder 82010Writing Center Policy ( 1 of 2)
Box 6, Folder 92010Writing Center Policy (2 of 2)
Collection

Formats

Ledgers & Receipts
Letters & Postcards
Minutes & Reports
Photographs, Slides & Negatives