2019 IWCA Collaborative at CCCC

The CFP for the 2019 IWCA Collaborative in Pittsburgh, PA is now available. Please visit this page for additional information about this year’s event. 

Upcoming Events

IWCA Conference

2019       October 19-21   Columbus, OH
2020       October 14-17   Vancouver, BC

Collaborative at CCCC

2019       March 13             Pittsburgh, PA
2020       March 25             Milwaukee, WI

IWCA Awards

IWCA Research Grants Announced

The Ben Rafoth Graduate Research Grant will be shared between Mike Haen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for “Tutors’ Practices, Motives, and Identities in Action: Responding to Writers’ Negative Experiences, Feelings, and Attitudes in Tutorial Talk”


Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison, Purdue University, for “Black Lives, White Spaces: Toward Understanding the Experiences of Black Tutors at Predominantly White Institutions.”

The IWCA Research Grant is awarded to Noreen Lape, Dickinson College, for “Internationalizing the Writing Center: Developing a Multilingual Writing Center.”

IWCA congratulates this summer’s grant recipients and invites IWCA members to apply for the next round of grants, which will be awarded early next year. See the Grants page for information.

IWCA Dissertation Grant

Congratulations to this year’s dissertation grant winners. The award committee reports: “It truly was a year for outstanding proposals. We had several that we thought worthy of support, and it was a difficult decision.” In the end, they decided to split the award between two worthy projects:

Lara M. Hauer (IUP): “Translingual Approaches to Tutoring Multilingual Writers in College Writing Centers”


Jessica Newman (U of Louisville): “The Space Between: Listening with Difference in Community and University Writing Center Sessions”

Congratulations to Lara and Jessica and thank you to the award committee for their difficult work!

2016 Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award

Paula Gillespie, Florida International University


Bradley Hughes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2014-15 IWCA Outstanding Book/Major Works Award

Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Strategies for Writing Center Research, Parlor Press, 2015.

Nicole Caswell, Jackie Grutsch McKinney, and Rebecca Jackson. The Working Lives of Writing Center Directors. Utah State UP, 2016.

Best Article

Lori Salem, “Decisions . . . Decisions: Who Chooses to Use the Writing Center?” Writing Center Journal 35.2 (2016): 147-171.

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