News and Announcements

Travel Grants for Secondary School Writing Center Directors to Attend NCTE 2016

Sep 20th, 2016 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The IWCA Secondary School Committee is pleased to announce travel grants to help secondary school writing center directors attend the 2016 NCTE Conference in Atlanta from November 17 to 20. This conference provides the opportunity for SSWC directors to network with directors at secondary schools around the country, participate in an IWCA panel (Friday morning) […]



IWCA Board Election in September

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

Nominations for IWCA Board positions were submitted earlier this year, and we have a stellar list of candidates. Mark your calendars: the election will take place from September 1-15, 2016. All members with a current membership will be able to log into the IWCA members’ site on September 1 to access their ballot. We hope […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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, […]