News and Announcements

IWCA Executive Officer Nominations for 2015-2017 Positions

Jun 30th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

IWCA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for three positions: Vice President Secretary Treasurer These terms start at NCTE in Fall of 2015 and are two year terms. The VP is a six year commitment; VP becomes president in Fall of 2017 and then past president in Fall of 2019. Duties of each office are described […]

John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Application Guidelines

Apr 24th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Applicants must have had a book published by a traditional publisher within the last three years and have another work under contract or in progress. The books can be fiction or creative nonfiction, including memoir. Applicants must submit two copies of BOTH their finished work and three chapters of a work in progress, not to […]

IWCWeek Winners of Ben Rafoth’s Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers and Pizza Party

Apr 20th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The winners of this year’s #IWCWeek drawing have been revealed! Congratulations to Karen Hunter of the Apex School of Theology in Durham, NC, who became an IWCA member during #IWCWeek. Karen wins a copy of Ben Rafoth’s new book Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers! And congratulations to Student Manager Sam Papa and the staff of […]

Wake Forest University’s IWCW

Feb 25th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Wake Forest University celebrated IWCW by spreading the Writing Center love! We sold handmade valentines to support adult literacy in Forsyth County.

Writing Centers Research Project Survey-Reborn with a New Launch

Feb 5th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements, Research

After two years of discussion and planning, and thanks to the evolution of a WCRP Collective which has overhauled and revised the old WCRP Survey format, I am pleased to invite you to participate in a new Writing Centers Research Project survey. The survey is a long-overdue continuation of a WCRP goal when it was […]

Results: IWCA Rapid Research Survey Question for October 2014

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements, Research

The IWCA Rapid Research Survey question for October 2014 was “How do your UNDERGRADUATE peer tutors disseminate their research findings?” Forty-four respondents reported that tutor researchers in their centers primarily disseminated their research findings through conferences, in particular through local presentations and regional writing center association conferences.

National Day on Writing Webinar, hosted by Excelsior OWL with Doug Downs as the Guest Speaker

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

At Excelsior, the OWL is hosting some activities for our first-ever NDoW celebration, and we super excited to have Doug Downs from Montana State University as our guest speaker. His presentation entitled “What We Tell Ourselves about Writing: Cultural Stories of Writing and Their Effects” will be available for everyone on Monday, October 20, from […]

International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (2014) Archive Available at the WAC Clearinghouse

Sep 10th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Mike Palmquist has made the materials from the IWAC 2014 conference available at the WAC Clearinghouse:

New European Writing Center Association Board Elected

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Following the elections held at the conference in Frankfurt/Oder in June, the new EWCA board has assigned the positions specified by the EWCA constitution to the current board members: Łukasz Salski – the EWCA chair for the term 2014-2016, Ann Mott – deputy chair, Doris Pany – membership secretary, Vassiliki Kourbani, Elif Demirel, and Łukasz […]

Nominations for IWCA Executive Board Now Being Accepted

Aug 20th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The IWCA board is now accepting nominations for the following board member positions for 2014-2016. These are board positions with voting privileges; two-year terms will begin in November 2014 following the NCTE Conference. Positions include: *         Seven (7) at-large representatives *         One (1) graduate student representative *         One (1) community college representative *         One (1) […]

IWCA Summer Institute on Storify

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Check out the 2014 IWCA SI on Storify. Thanks to Ben Erwin, Syracuse University, for creating this excellent visual narrative!

Amounts of IWCA Grant Awards Raised, Graduate Grant Now Named after Ben Rafoth

Jun 16th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

IWCA members can now apply for research grants up to $1,000, and graduate students can now apply for up to $750 through newly named IWCA Ben Rafoth Graduate Research Grant. The upcoming deadline is July 1. For more info, please visit the IWCA Research and Graduate Research Grants page.

Call for Nominations: IWCA Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Named after its first recipient and given at every other 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 Leigh Ryan, chair of the IWCA Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award Committee, at   […]

Writing Center Journal 33.2 is in the mail

Mar 27th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

We’re excited to announce that the latest issue of The Writing Center Journal (33.2), our first as editors, is in the mail! We’re proud to feature in this issue: — Lauren Fitzgerald’s 2012 IWCA keynote, “Undergraduate Writing Tutors as Researchers: Redrawing Boundaries” — Isabelle Thompson & Jo Mackiewicz’s “Questioning in Writing Center Conferences” — Sue […]

PeerCentered Meet the Author (Live!) Sessions in April

Mar 6th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

All discussions will be held on the PeerCentered TinyChat discussion space at . Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 3 pm Eastern Time Tiffany Rousculp:  Rhetoric of Respect: Recognizing Change at a Community Writing Center For our first Meet the Author discussion of 2014, we’ll be chatting with Tiffany Rousculp author of Rhetoric of Respect: […]

Call for Potential Hosts for 2016 SWCA Conference

Jan 31st, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) is accepting host proposals for its 2016 conference. We will offer an open forum for potential hosts at the SWCA conference next week in Greenville on Friday from 2:30 – 3:30pm in room 1426. The SWCA conference draws 250 – 300 participants annually from throughout the region and often […]

Writing Center Coordinator, Salem State University

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

This faculty member will coordinate the work of the university’s Mary G. Walsh Writing Center and teach courses in the English department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Job Requirements Responsibilities include the following:  overseeing operations of the writing center; developing plans for expanding Writing Center programs and services; tutoring students across the disciplines; working with the […]

Congratulations to Mr. Djalal Tebib!

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The Middle East-North African Writing Centre Alliance (MENAWCA) would like to congratulate Mr. Djalal Tebib for being awarded MENAWCA’s complimentary registration to this year’s TESOL Arabia conference March 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency, Dubai, UAE. As the sole writing center representative for the University of Constantine 1 (Algeria),  Mr. Tebib will be presenting “Changing EFL […]

Scholarship Opportunity for IWCA @ CCCC Collaborative (deadline: Feb 10, 2014)

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Scholarships are available for those attending the IWCA Collaborative at the CCCC in Indianapolis on March 19, 2014. Consider applying for one of the following competitive scholarships for individuals within the SWCA region: TRAVEL Scholarship (for  professionals) Awards: One $525 scholarship to assist with travel to the conference. REGISTRATION Scholarship (for professionals) Awards: Five $105 […]

2014 SWCA Conference Scholarships

Oct 30th, 2013 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The Southeastern Writing Center Association   offers competitive scholarships for individuals within the southeast region attending conference for writing center research dissemination and/or professional development. Individuals awarded scholarships will receive a cash award and be recognized on the SWCA website.  Details and  application instructions can be found below and on the SWCA website: SWCA is […]