Conferences & Institutes

Writing Center Events at NCTE 2014

The NCTE Annual Convention in Washington, DC begins today! We are thrilled to be able to gather at three IWCA ...

Interested in K-12 Writing Centers? Join CAPTA at NCTE!

CAPTA-IWCA Gathering at NCTE Thursday, November 20, 2014 5 – 7 PM Union Street Pub House (website here) 121 S. Union St. Alexandria, VA 22314* The ...

2015 IWCA Summer Institute

The 13th annual Summer Institute will take place in East Lansing, Michigan on June 14-19, 2015 at the Kellogg Hotel ...

2014-2015 Conference Calendar

IWCA Regional Organization Conferences East Central Conference Theme Conversations and Encounters: Exploring Ethics in the Writing Center Date April 10-11, 2015 Location Notre Dame, IN Contact Matthew Capdevielle ( Proposal ...

News and Announcements

Results: IWCA Rapid Research Survey Question for October 2014

The IWCA Rapid Research Survey question for October 2014 was “How do your UNDERGRADUATE peer tutors disseminate their research findings?” Forty-four respondents reported that tutor researchers in their centers primarily disseminated their research findings through conferences, in particular through local presentations and regional writing center association conferences.


Call for Proposals: Special Issue of Across the Disciplines, Fall/Winter 2015

Writing Across the Curriculum and High-Impact Practices Guest editors: Neal Lerner, Northeastern University Elizabeth Boquet, Fairfield University A central tenet of writing across the curriculum and in the disciplines is that the use of writing (or composing broadly understood, including speaking and visualizing) goes far beyond improvement of students’ skills. Instead, writing is essential to […]


Awards Presented at IWCA-NCPTW 2014

Four awards were presented at the IWCA-NCPTW 2014 Conference awards luncheon on Friday, October 31. The Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award The Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award was presented to Clint Gardner, director of the Salt Lake Community College Writing Center. Clint is a past recipient of the NCPTW’s Ron Maxwell Leadership Award, as well. […]


IWCA Rapid Research Survey Question for November 2014

The November Rapid Research survey (just ONE question) is available now. This month’s survey question: In your writing center, how are tutors/consultants typically selected/hired? If you hire or select undergraduate, graduate student, or professional writing tutors/consultants (or if they are assigned to your writing center), please consider answering this very quick survey question at […]

Letters from the President

IWCA Assembly Report for NCTE, 2014

The International Writing Centers Association (, an NCTE Assembly, was founded in 1983 to foster communication among writing centers and to provide a forum for concerns. Comprising directors and staffs of writing centers at universities, two-year colleges, and public schools, the IWCA has over 775 members and is governed by an Executive Board that includes […]