Call for Proposals: National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, November 1-3, 2013Feb 22nd, 2013 | By IWCA Web Editor | Category: Archives
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing
November 1-3, 2013
Submission deadline: April 15, 2013.
The theme of this year’s conference is The Year of The Writer, and attendees are invited to submit proposals based on tutee identity, reflecting on their own experiences as tutees and their encounters with other tutees. Attendees are also invited to consider all of the different terms that are attributed to the role of tutee, based on the tutor designations of tutor, coach, mentor, and other such terms. If the term tutee seems awkward, then what word fits better? Attendees are asked to consider the other roles that tutees play on campus (artist, athlete, scientist, mother) and how a recognition of those identities can enhance and/or complicate the tutorial. This conference will also hope to explore the different needs of tutees and propose ways to mediate the distance in culture, class, gender, and education that can exist between tutor and tutee. Finally, attendees will be asked to consider what barriers exist between the physical center and the tutee—what risks does a tutee face when visiting the writing center? Sessions that focus on ESL students and WAC centers are also encouraged, especially in regard to writer identity.
Your proposal should include the following information: title, name of the presenters, name of the institution you are affiliated with, and a 50 word abstract of the presentation, along with a 250 description of the presentation, including what you hope to accomplish in your endeavor. Please consider ways to engage the audience in the 250 word description.
Session types include the following:
- Panel Presentations (typically three to four presenters)
- Roundtable (a fifteen minute presentation that invites discussion among participants)
- Workshop (an interactive presentation that engages the participants in activities)
- Poster (an all-day display with forty-five minutes of active presentation time)
- Special Interest Group (an invitation to an informal conversation on topics of shared interest)