Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award for 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award will be accepted through June 30, 2018. Learn more about the award and the nomination process here.

Upcoming Events

IWCA Conference

2018       October 11-13   Atlanta, GA
2019       October 19-21   Columbus, OH
2020       October 14-17   Vancouver, BC

Collaborative at CCCC

2018       March 12                 Online
2019       March 13             Pittsburgh, PA
2020       March 25             Milwaukee, WI

Summer Institute

2018       July 16-20, Indianapolis, IN

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

Katrina Bell, Southern Illinois University (PhD student) and Colorado College (Assoc. Director of the Writing Center)

Congratulations to Katrina Bell, who has been awarded the first IWCA Dissertation Grant for her project “Tutor, Teacher, Scholar, Administrator: Perceptions of Current and Alumni Graduate Consultants.” As Katrina describes it, this “three-part project contributes to the emerging sub-field of writing center studies that focuses on graduate writing consultants. [The] study provides a snapshot of the current state of professional development for writing center consultants at the graduate level and the future of writing center administration.”  The grant committee unanimously agreed that Katrina’s application stood out among a strong field—we are heartened and thrilled with the future of writing center studies given this crop of applications—and we look forward to learning of the results of her research.

2016 Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award

Paula Gillespie, Florida International University


Bradley Hughes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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