Invitation to Participate
St. Francis Xavier
Writing Centres: Benchmarking Success
Dear Writing Centre Director:
You are invited to participate in a survey regarding the operations of
the St. Francis Xavier Writing Centre. I am a graduate student in the
St. Francis Xavier Masters of Adult Education program and for my thesis
research I am evaluating the work of the St. Francis Xavier 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 St. Francis Xavier 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 60 minutes of your time to complete
a survey and a future telephone interview. 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, regardless of participation.
You are encouraged to contact me by email, by telephone, or in person
with any questions. My office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.
– 4:30 p.m. You may also contact my advisor, Dr. Allan Quigley,
at 867-3244 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions about the project.
M.Ad.Ed Graduate Student
c/o The Writing Centre
PO Box 5000,
St. Francis Xavier University