2011 Summer Institute

Location/Dates

Sunday, July 24 – Friday, July 29
Lone Wolf, Oklahoma

Institute at a Glance

Arrive on Sunday July 24 (or earlier) for Writing Centers 101 workshop: 3:00-5:00 pm

Reception & Welcome dinner: 6:00- 9:00

Monday, July 25: Breakfast included; morning plenary sessions; lunch included; afternoon sessions; end by 4:30

Tuesday, July 26: Breakfast included; morning plenary sessions; lunch included; afternoon sessions; end by 4:30

Wednesday, July 27: Breakfast included; morning plenary sessions; lunch included; afternoon sessions; end by 4:30

Thursday, July 28: Breakfast included; morning plenary sessions; lunch included; afternoon sessions; end by 4:30

Friday, July 29: Sessions until noon followed by a closing luncheon (events are over by 1:30 pm)

Travel

You will need to travel to Lone Wolf, Oklahoma – See the website for a preview: http://www.quartzmountainresort.com/

Special room rate: $91 per night ($121 for double)—call and ask for IWCA discount

There are regional airports (Wichita Falls, TX, Lawton, OK)

Travel from Dallas/Ft. Worth airport or Oklahoma City airport will take time; budget a rental car and a couple of hours driving each way.

Topics

*       writing center philosophies, missions, theories, and literature
*       leadership in an academic culture
*       diversity and writing centers
*       tutoring pedagogy and tutor education
*       planning, growing, developing, and re-imagining a writing center
*       writing center assessment
*       research and publishing
*       writing center politics and administration
*       technology and writing centers
*       working with multilingual writers
*       facilities and space
*       WAC/WID and writing fellows programs
*       writing center support for graduate-level writers
*       community writing centers
*       funding, budgeting, fundraising, endowments

Registration

The registration fee of $825 will include all Institute meetings, supplies, and most meals.  Full and partial scholarships will be available to defray the registration fee. Participation will be limited to the first 55 paid registrants.

Registration URL: http://ltw.ou.edu/si2011/

2011 SI Leaders

Michele Eodice

Michele Eodice is the Executive Director of Learning, Teaching, & Writing, a unit at the University of Oklahoma that includes a teaching center, the Expository Writing Program, the writing center, and writing across campus initiatives. Dr. Eodice has published in several areas, including collaboration, co-authoring, academic integrity and plagiarism, and writing center theory and practice. With her co-authors, she has published two books, (First Person)2: A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy (2001) and The Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice (2007). Currently her work at OU includes studies of general education, assessment, retention, and undergraduate research.

Ben Rafoth

Ben Rafoth directs the Writing Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa. He has been in the Center for 22 years. Ben teaches undergraduate courses in writing and editing and graduate courses in composition and TESOL. Ben received IWCA’s Book of the Year Award (with Shanti Bruce) for ESL Writers and NCPTW’s Ron Maxwell Award for Distinguished Leadership. He edited A Tutor’s Guide, 2nd edition and served on the executive board of the IWCA. He chaired the first joint conference of IWCA and NCPTW in 2003 and was a Summer Institute leader in 2005 and 2010.

Nathalie Singh-Corcoran

Nathalie Singh-Corcoran is the director of the West Virginia University, Writing Center. She was first drawn to writing centers when she was an undergraduate at the University of Arizona. At the center, she found a nurturing community of writers, and she was persuaded to stay. She is grateful to her many mentors for nudging her in the direction of writing center administration and finds herself doing the same kind of nudging with her own writing center tutors.

Nathalie is a praxis-oriented scholar whose research areas include contingent faculty issues, writing program and writing center administration, and curriculum development. She is currently the Vice President of the IWCA. She has served as the chair of IWCA Research Awards Committee and as co-chair of the IWCA Writing Centers Collaborative @ CCCC.

She is also IWCA Summer Institute alum. She attended in 2006, after completing her first year as director at WVU. She gained invaluable insight that helped her make her center more visible on campus. She also made some very good friends and is looking forward to learning more and making new friends in Summer 2011.

Joe Janangelo

Joseph Janangelo is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago where has directed the Writing Program, led the Writing Center’s tutor preparation program, and chairs the Department’s Assessment Committee. Dr. Janangelo began his career tutoring in New York University’s Writing Center, and served as President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators from 2007-2009. He publishes in digital media and rhetoric (College English, College Composition and Communication) and writing pedagogy/administration (The Writing Center Journal and WPA: Writing Program Administration.) With co-editors, he has published two books, Resituating Writing: Constructing and Administering Writing Programs and Theoretical and Critical Perspectives on Teacher Change.

Lisya Seloni

Lisya Seloni is an Assistant Professor of TESOL in the Department of English at Illinois State University, where she teaches courses on academic writing, second language literacy and ESL methods and materials. Before joining ISU this year, Lisya taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania between 2008 and 2010. She earned her Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Culture at Ohio State University in 2008. Her interest in writing centers and writing across the curriculum began when she was working as a writing consultant at the Ohio State University.

Lisya is also very interested in the use of multiple languages in public spaces. Her future research agenda includes investigating the linguistic landscape of Istanbul, the city where she was born and raised. Lisya has publications in books and newsletters that usually focus on literacy education of adult learners. Her most recent publication is a co-edited book titled Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Education: Language, Literacy and Culture. She is a member of the European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing (EATAW), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other languages (TESOL), International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) and the Association of American Applied Linguistics (AAAL).

Steve Price

Steven Price is associate professor of English at Mississippi College, where he directs the writing center and teaches courses in writing, writing pedagogy, tutor training, and teacher education; he also works with the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan, implementing information literacy across the curriculum.  Steve currently serves as secretary of the Southeastern Writing Centers Association and is a founding member of the Mississippi Writing Centers Conference.  His current research investigates writing center research methodologies, institutional research strategies, and first-year composition course design.  With Sarah Liggett and Kerri Jordan, he is co-author of two forthcoming articles: “Makers of Knowledge in Writing Centers” in The Changing of Knowledge in Composition (edited by Lance Massey and Rick Gebhardt, Utah St. U. Press, winter 2011); and, “A Taxonomy of Methodologies for Writing Center Research,” recently accepted by Writing Center Journal.

Kerri Jordan

Kerri Jordan is Associate Professor of English at Mississippi College, where she directs the Writing Program and teaches courses in writing and writing pedagogy. Formerly a Writing Center director, she has served on the Southeastern Writing Centers Association’s Executive Board and is currently Secretary of the International Writing Centers Association. She completed her doctoral degree as a Board of Regents Fellow at Louisiana State University, and her dissertation, “Power and Empowerment in Writing Center Conferences” (2003), was supported by an IWCA graduate research grant. With Sarah Liggett and Steve Price, she is co-author of two forthcoming articles: “Makers of Knowledge in Writing Centers” in The Changing of Knowledge in Composition (edited by Lance Massey and Rick Gebhardt, USU Press, winter 2011) and of “A Taxonomy of Methodologies for Writing Center Research,” recently accepted by Writing Center Journal. At Mississippi College, she was honored as Outstanding Young Professor of the Year in 2006 and as Distinguished Professor of the Year in 2010.

 

Contact Information

If you have questions about scholarships (or anything else related to the SI), please contact the SI co-chairs.

Michele Eodice (co-chair and local host):
Email: meodice@ou.edu
Phone: 405-325-2937
Skype:  michele.eodice

Ben Rafoth (co-chair)
Email: brafoth@iup.edu
Phone: 724-357-3029
Skype brafoth

Logistics (travel/payment, etc.) contact: Tara Nielsen: taran@ou.edu

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