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Congratulations to IWCA’s new peer tutor board members

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements

We are excited to announce the two (2) winners of the election for IWCA’s first Peer Tutor representatives: Jordan Jenkins from Pitzer College and Emma Saturday from the University of La Verne. We look forward to working with them and having them represent the interests of peer tutors in the writing center community. Please join […]

ESL Specialist, UNC Chapel Hill

May 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Positions

The Writing Center at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications for the full-time, permanent position of English as a Second Language Specialist. Duties will include tutoring writing, facilitating writing groups, teaching workshops, and mentoring other tutors. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in TESOL, Foreign Language Education, or related field (PhD preferred). Writing center experience an […]

Praxis 13.2 has launched!

May 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Publications

Visit Praxis at to read the issue. Contents: From the Editors James Garner and Thomas Spitzer-Hanks The Dangerous Method, or “Can Procrastination Ever Be a Good Thing?” Sunny Hawkins FOCUS ARTICLES Disclosure Concerns: The Stigma of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Writing Centers Savannah Stark and Julie Wilson (Re)Examining the Socratic Method: A Lesson […]

IWCA Seeks Nominations for Board

May 21st, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements

We have an exciting way for you to become more involved with our growing organization! The IWCA Board is currently seeking nominations for At-Large and Constituency Representatives. SEVEN (7) AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVES: Duties: * Represent broad constituency interest in setting policies and procedures for the general operation of the organization. * Lead committees and fulfill their […]

Call for Nominations: IWCA Outstanding Book/Major Work Award, IWCA Outstanding Article Award, and Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award

May 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Awards

Book/Major Work Award Nominations Members of the Writing Center community are invited to nominate works about writing center theory, practice, research, or history for the IWCA Outstanding Book/Major Work Award. Now given once per biennium, the next award will be given at the IWCA Annual Conference held October 14-16, 2016, in Denver, CO. The work […]

Writing Center Coordinator, Governor’s State University (University Park, IL)

May 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Positions

Under administrative direction, the Writing Center Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to help all GSU students become better writers. The Coordinator must have in depth knowledge of composition and writing center theories, the ability to hire, train, motivate, and evaluate proficient writing consultants/tutors, implement assessment plans to measure the success of Writing Center services and use […]

Hiroshima University, Japan Open Recruitment: Writing Advisor Fellowship 2016 (Paid)

May 12th, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements, Positions

[Hiroshima University, Japan] Open Recruitment: Writing Advisor Fellowship 2016 (Paid) The Writing Center at Hiroshima University, Japan, has announced its job opening for a Writing Advisor Fellow (Paid).  This Fellowship program is for someone who wishes to gain professional experiences working with non-native English writers and speakers, focusing on academic writing at the tertiary level […]

Nominations for 2015 IWCA Outstanding Article Award (Deadline: June 30, 2016)

May 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Awards

Members of the Writing Center community are invited to nominate articles about writing center theory, practice, research, and history for the IWCA Outstanding Article Award. The Award will be presented at the IWCA Annual Conference in Denver, CO (Oct. 14-16, 2016). The article must have been published in calendar year 2015. Both single-authored and collaboratively […]

Assistant Director, Hanson Center for Technical Communication (U of Iowa)

May 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Positions

100% Academic Year Appointment The Hanson Center for Technical Communication, an endowed writing program supporting The University of Iowa’s College of Engineering, is seeking an Assistant Director (PCE1 – Educational Support Services Associate). Primary duties are to assist the Director in managing the daily operations of the program’s peer-based writing center, with a strong emphasis […]

Petition to Retain Highly Qualified Writing Center Directors

May 8th, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Writing center professionals and their supporters are uniting around a recent petition that responds to what the petition describes as a disturbing trend characterized by “the dissolution of successful centers that were then repackaged as learning commons or similar set-ups where students could go to get tutoring in all subjects.” Read “An Open Letter to […]

Election for IWCA Peer Tutor Positions, April 17 through May 1, 2016

Apr 17th, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Starting Spring 2016, the IWCA will have two (2) Peer Tutor Representatives on its Board. These representatives will serve as liaisons between peer tutors in the writing center community and the IWCA Board, and are responsible primarily for communicating information between the entities and ensuring that peer tutor interests are represented in the organization. Peer […]

Assistant Director-University Writing Center, Appalachian State University-Boone, NC (Review begins April 15, 2016)

Apr 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Positions

Appalachian State University is seeking an experienced Writing Center administrator and instructor of composition to serve as Assistant Director of the University Writing Center. This is a full-time, non-faculty, 10-month position. Minimum Qualifications: MA in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or related field; experience in writing center administration; knowledge of current writing center theory and practice; […]

Blindness and the Writing Process: Implications for Writing Center Practice

Apr 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles

by Melanie Long Colorado State University Abstract While visually impaired students have become increasingly capable of participating in and contributing to the traditional college class due to advancements in adaptive technologies, it is less clear whether they learn and write in the same way as their classmates. In particular, recognizing any broadly observed differences between […]

Grants Still Available for Canadian Writing Centers Association “Energizing Writing Centers” Conference, May 26-27 in Calgary

Apr 6th, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Due to a higher-than-expected amount of money we received in grants and from sponsors this year, the CWCA/ACCR still has funds available for SIX travel grants for the upcoming “Energizing Writing Centres” conference May 26-27 held at SAIT in Calgary, AB. These grants are available to both conference presenters (up to CAN$500) and all students/tutors […]

Nominations for Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award (Deadline: June 30, 2016)

Apr 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Awards

Named after its first recipient and given at every other International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) conference, the Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award recognizes outstanding service that has benefited the international writing center community in significant and broad-based ways. All nominations should be submitted electronically to Clint Gardner, chair of the IWCA Muriel Harris Outstanding Service […]

IWCA 2015 Conference

Apr 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Archives

  Writing Center (r)Evolutions October 8-10, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA Conference Online Registration Deadline: September 30, 2015. Onsite registration will be available. Conference registration begins on Wednesday, 5-7 pm. $175 students $250 professional $300 Non-IWCA member We invite you to consider writing center (r)evolutions: the ways in which we create our writing center pedagogies, practices, […]

Lecturer/Assistant Director in the Writing & Multiliteracy Center (Full Time), California State University Channel Islands (Review begins April 8, 2016)

Apr 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Positions

California State University Channel Islands is seeking applicants for a Lecturer in the Writing & Multiliteracy Center, which is a full-time, 12-month faculty position with generous health and retirement benefits. The Lecturer will be working as an Assistant Director, supporting the Faculty Director in running the day-to-day operations of the Writing & Multiliteracy Center (WMC).  […]

Writing Center Director, Northwest Mississippi Community College

Apr 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Positions

If the above application link does not work, the application can be found on the Northwest website ( under the Information tab under Employee Docs under Employment. There is a link on that page called “Click here for the application form.” Here’s the copied text from the position announcement page in case the link doesn’t […]

Writing Center Director, Grace Church School, NYC

Mar 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Positions

Writing Center director at a high school in New York City: Grace Church School. The details of the position are below but please note that application has to happen via the school’s website. Here is the link: The position has been open for a few weeks now, so please apply ASAP!

University of California, San Diego – Writing and Communication Director

Mar 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Positions

UC San Diego is inviting applications for a full-time Director for the Writing and Communication Hub in the Center for Engaged Learning, a unit within the university’s newly established Teaching + Learning Commons. The Director will work with Teaching + Learning Commons leadership team to develop and oversee support programs for students; design and coordinate […]