Focus Group Invitation to Participate

(also posted to the Conference Website)

Canadian university writing centres: Benchmarking success


Wendy L. Kraglund-Gauthier, M.Ad.Ed Graduate Student

c/o The Writing Centre  PO Box 5000, StFX University

Antigonish, NS  v  B2G 2W5

(902) 867-4530  v  v  Office: 113 Camden Hall


Invitation to Participate


Dear Inkshed 22 Participant:


You are invited to participate in a focus group discussion regarding the operations of Canadian university writing centres. I am a graduate student of the StFX Master of Adult Education program and for my thesis research, I am evaluating the work of the StFX Writing Centre. I want to develop a tool to document writing centre goals and methods used by writing centre staff to assess attainment of those goals. I hope to compare the work the StFX Writing Centre is doing with the work being done by other Canadian undergraduate university writing centres and develop a standardized method to evaluate and implement “best practises” that can be applied to other writing centres.


You will need to spend approximately 30 minutes of your time to complete an informal series of questions. Your responses will be kept confidential and used only for comparative purposes. You have the right to refuse to participate in the proposed research. You may withdraw from the research at any time. However, your withdrawal from the research does not necessarily include the withdrawal of any data complied up to that point. Research results will be shared with Canadian university writing centres, The International Writing Centre Association (IWCA), and with members of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning (CASLL).


You are encouraged to contact me by email, by telephone, or in person with any questions. My office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.  You may also contact my advisor, Dr. Allan Quigley, at 867-3244 or if you have any questions about the project.






Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier