News and Announcements

International Writing Centers Week Events and Activities

Feb 1st, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Twitter chat during IWCW: Tuesday, February 16, at 9pm ET/6pm PT using the hashtag #writingcenter. Our theme is “Advice for New Tutors.” The chat will be moderated by Kay Halasek (@KHalasek) and her Issues and Methods in Tutoring Writing class from Ohio State University, as well as Margaret Lundberg (@UWTTLC) from University of Washington – […]



IWCA Is Seeking Nominations for Peer Tutor Board Representatives

Jan 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The IWCA Board is excited to announce that it is seeking nominations for its first-ever Peer Tutor Representatives! 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 […]



Writing program aims to help South Salt Lake residents express themselves

Jan 15th, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Read the full story here at KSL.com.



Applications being accepted for IWCA’s Mentor Matching Program

Nov 13th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The deadline to submit an application to the Mentor Matching program is end of day November 15. We are also looking for more mentors, so please consider it! The Mentor Match Relaunch is here! If you’re interested in being a mentor or in being mentored, please select the appropriate form and complete details. Please complete […]



Call for Submissions: Northern California Writing Centers Association Newsletter

Oct 26th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The NCWCA newsletter seeks submissions from writing center professionals — students, professors, staff, tutors, facilitators, coordinators, directors, etc. — across Northern California for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 issues of our web-based newsletter: Brief Articles (750-1,500 words) We are seeking submissions about tutoring and writing center work regarding theory, practice, assessment, outreach, innovation, technology, […]



IWCA President’s Future Leaders Scholarship

Oct 12th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

For the second consecutive year, the IWCA offered the IWCA President’s Future Leaders Scholarship to peer tutors who have demonstrated strong leadership at their centers. Applicants who earned this scholarship were awarded $250 and attended lunch with IWCA Executive Officers during the 2015 IWCA conference in Pittsburgh. The following peer tutors earned this year’s award: […]



IWCA Elects New Executive Officers for 2015-2017

Sep 14th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Congratulations to the new IWCA Executive Officers: Jackie Grutsch McKinney will begin her term as Vice President, Alanna Bitzel will begin a second term as Secretary, and Karen Johnson will begin her term as Treasurer at the 2015 NCTE Convention next month. Thank you to all of the candidates for Executive Offices this year.



IWCA 2015 Awards for Research

Aug 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Awards, News and Announcements

IWCA Research Grant The July 2015 IWCA Research Grant has been awarded to Dawn Fels, Clint Gardner, Maggie Herb, and Lila Naydan for their research on the working conditions of non-tenure line, contingent writing center workers. IWCA Ben Rafoth Graduate Research Grant The July 2015 IWCA Ben Rafoth Graduate Research Grant has been awarded to […]



IWCA Executive Officers Election Opens Monday, August 17

Aug 15th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The IWCA is currently holding an election for three open positions: Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These terms begin at NCTE in Fall 2015 and are two-year terms. The VP is a six-year commitment: VP becomes president in Fall 2017 and then past president in Fall 2019. Duties of each office are described in both […]



Introducing . . . The Denny Fund (Travel scholarship to IWCA 2015)

Aug 10th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The Denny Fund will be funding one peer writing tutor to attend the IWCA 2015 conference in Pittsburgh*. From The Denny Fund’s website: “The Denny Fund is like a contest.  Each applicant will submit a statement (see guidelines) that will be read by Denny and his very small committee of volunteer readers. Denny and the committee […]



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 […]



Secondary Writing Centers Position Statement Passes

Apr 27th, 2015 | By | Category: News and Announcements

At the its Executive Board meeting on Wednesday, April 22, the IWCA adopted a new position statement on secondary writing centers. The statement is now available to guide new and existing secondary school writing centers with regard to core beliefs, outcomes, and implementation plans. Committee members who drafted and revised the statement are Amber Jensen, […]



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 […]



2014 Election Results: IWCA Executive Board

Nov 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The IWCA Board wants to take a moment and congratulate the following people on being elected to the IWCA Board for the 2014-2016 term:   At-Large Representatives Trixie Smith Lauri Dietz Andrew Jeter Julia Bleakney Julie Platt Patricia Stephens Lindsay Sabatino Graduate Student Representative Rebecca Hallman Secondary School Representative Amber Jensen Community College Representative Megan […]



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: http://wac.colostate.edu/proceedings/iwac2014/