Program Assessment


SMART Lab Usage Summary

SEMESTER # of Students Enrolled Total Student Hours Completed # Assistance Requests # of Test Reservations
FALL 14 3,826 98,412 31,607 23,742
SPRING 15 2,181 52,308 16,107 11,067
FALL 15 3,819 97,102 37,987 22,197
SPRING 16 2,141 52,929 25,698 10,787

SMART Lab Drop-in Centers

Statistics Calculus Physics Total
Visitors Visits Visitors Visits Visitors Visits Visitors Visits
Fall 2015 364 1,435 913 4,325 441 1,709 1,718 7,469
Spring 2016 314 1,073 900 4,294 456 1,915 1,670 7,282

Fall 2015 SMART Lab Student Survey

Spring 2016 SMART Lab Student Survey

Writing Studio

This page provides and overview of the Writing Studio’s population of writers as well as usage and feedback data.

The writing Studio at USF serves all students, staff, and faculty on campus. As such, writers from across disciplines utilize our services. During the 2013-2014 academic year, writers seeking consultations in the Writing Studio came largely from four colleges on the USF Tampa campus.

Demographic Data for Writing Studio Clients by College

Overall, 48% of writers were from STEM disciplines and/or colleges.

During the most recent academic year, feedback from writers was overwhelmingly positive. After their consultation, 99% of writers found their session either “helpful” or “very helpful”, with 84% rating their session as “very helpful”. Moreover, more than 50% of writers stated that they believed they would see their grades increase because of the session at the Writing Studio. Before their Writing Studio consultation, 35% of students indicated they expect to receive an A on the assignment. After their consultation, that number increased to 80%.

Our usage remains consistently over 90% each academic year. As the Writing Studio continues to expand its initiatives and explore staffing options, our number of appointments available vary. Below are the number of appointments attended each academic year since 2008.

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
(as of 7/22/14)
Consultations 2185 2927 3570 5698 6791 5407

In upcoming semesters, due to the Writing Studio’s increasing capacity to offer consultations, we anticipate offering over 200 hours of consulting each week. With approximately 3,520 unique appointments per semester, complimented by our regular workshop programs for discrete populations at USF, we hope to meet each writer’s unique writing needs.

(813) 974-2729

4202 E. Fowler Ave. LIB122 Tampa FL 33620

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