It’s Time to Make Your Plans to Attend the IWCA Writing Center Summer Institute

Imagine five days of stimulating discussions with writing center colleagues from the U.S. and abroad, changing hearts and minds about matters of teaching and learning, sharing insights and practices about technology and assessment, and discovering new approaches to help your tutors better understand and help second-language writers. Imagine all this taking place this summer at a lovely resort in the lush, green mountains of western Pennsylvania.

If you’ve been thinking about attending a Writing Center Summer Institute, start making plans for this summer! Plans for the Summer Institute are well under way and it’s shaping up to be a feast for writing center minds and souls. Registration is open! Scholarships are available, and you can apply now.

The IWCA Summer Institute is ideal for current or would-be writing center directors and assistants, writing program administrators, tutors, writing teachers (high school or college), curriculum developers, graduate students, and academic leaders–both in the U.S. and abroad. Institute leaders offer presentations and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics and issues. Because of the low participant-to-leader ratio and limited enrollment, there are many opportunities to talk one-on-one with leaders and other participants throughout the week.

Leaders for the 2012 Writing Center Summer Institute:
· Tammy Conard-Salvo, Purdue University
· Brian Fallon, Fashion Institute of Technology
· Nancy Grimm, Michigan Technological University
· Melissa Ianetta, University of Delaware
· Jennifer Wells, Florida State University, formerly Mercy High School
· Ben Rafoth, SI co-chair, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
· Nathalie Singh-Corcoran, SI co-chair, West Virginia University

The 2012 Summer Institute will be held July 29-August 3, 2012 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, located about one hour’s drive southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the beautiful Laurel Mountain region. Air travel is to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). For more information, including registration, please visit or contact the institute co-chairs: Ben Rafoth ( ) and Nathalie Singh-Corcoran ( ).

Space is limited. Scholarships are available. Visit our website!