Florida International University – Biscayne Bay
Kovens Conference Center
November 4-6, 2011

Proposal Deadline: April 25, 2011
Conference Website: http://ncptw.net/2011-conference.html

Keynote Speaker: Brian Fallon, Fashion Institute of Technology, 2010 Maxwell Award Winner

Theme: Tutors, Tutoring, and the Teaching of Tutors

The 2011 NCPTW convention invites writing center tutors and directors to come to Miami, FL, for a weekend of sun, fun, and tutor talk. This conference aims to focus squarely on the work tutors and directors do each day in their centers. We welcome presentations, interactive workshops, and posters that explore, question, and celebrate this work.

The theme, a play on Pat Hartwell’s 1985 College English essay “Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar,” encourages participants to examine different definitions of what it means to be a tutor, events that happen during a tutoring session, and how we educate tutors. In short, we invite discussions about tutors, tutoring, and the teaching of tutors.

Here are some questions to consider:
What innovative tutoring techniques are you using?
What do you want to share with your colleagues across the country?
What are you researching?
What can people learn from you?
What’s exciting at your center?
What moments do we use as triggers for tutor education/training sessions?
This is your opportunity to share with the writing center community, and we want to hear from you!

If you have questions or need help drafting a proposal, please contact the conference co-chairs:
Paula Gillespie, pgillesp@fiu.edu
Kevin Dvorak, kdvorak@stu.edu
Shanti Bruce, bshanti@nova.edu