News and Announcements

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/



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! https://storify.com/syracusewc/iwca-summer-institute-2014-lexington-ky



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 LR@umd.edu   […]



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 http://www.peercentered.org/p/peercentered-chat-room.html . 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:  www.iwca-swca.org. SWCA is […]



IWCA 2013-2015 Officers Elected

Oct 7th, 2013 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Congratulations to the IWCA’s newly elected officers! Vice President and President Elect, Shareen Grogan (National University, Carlsbad, CA) Secretary, Alanna Bitzel (University of Texas at Austin) Treasurer, Kim Ballard (Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI) Shareen, Alanna, and Kim will begin their terms at the 2013 NCTE meeting and will join incoming President Kevin Dvorak and […]



SWCA Board Nominations

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) Executive Board is now accepting nominations for board member positions. 4 positions are open this year: 1.    President 2.    Vice-President 3.    At-Large Member 4.    Secondary School Representative All nominees must be SWCA members and be willing to serve as described below. Other information about the SWCA Executive Board and […]



IWCA Mentor Matching Program

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The IWCA board is sponsoring a new mentor matching program to provide mentorship opportunities for writing center administrators. We hope that the program can facilitate a variety of mentor/mentee relationships. Mentor responsibilities may include referring mentees to resources, connecting them with colleagues regionally and (inter)nationally, consulting on professional development, and providing feedback on assessment and […]



Call for Nominations: IWCA Executive Board Elections

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: News and Announcements

IWCA is seeking candidates for three open positions: Vice President Secretary Treasurer These terms start at NCTE in Fall of 2013 and are two year terms. The VP is a six year commitment; VP becomes president in Fall of 2015 and then past president in Fall of 2017. Duties of each office are described on […]



New SCWCA Newsletter

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The SCWCA is pleased to announce that it is starting a new newsletter! Alanna Bitzel from The University of Texas at Austin will serve as the newsletter’s first Editor. Alanna is looking to assemble a dedicated and enthusiastic team of tutors to join her in launching the first issue of the newsletter in fall 2014. […]



Writing Center Journal Research and Writing Retreat

Jul 31st, 2013 | By | Category: News and Announcements

The new incoming editors of The Writing Center Journal—Michele Eodice, Kerri Jordan, and Steve Price—are pleased to announce the first annual WCJ Research and Writing Retreat (July 31-August 3, 2013; Eureka Springs, Arkansas). Participants will be meeting for three days of intensive work on their current writing center research projects at the beautiful Pond Mountain […]



Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung

Jun 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News and Announcements

Association for Writing Pedagogies and Writing Research (Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung) founded – Regional Organisation for Writing Centers and Writing Consulting Writing centers and writing consultants in Germany recently founded the „Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung“, an association for professionals dedicated to writing center work and writing consulting. Ten scholars who work in writing […]