IWCA Research Grants: Deadlines January 1 and July 1 of each year

Oct 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Research

The biannual deadline to propose an IWCA Research Grant or Graduate Research Grant is midnight, January 1, 2014 and midnight, July 1. The IWCA offers these grants to encourage scholars to create new knowledge for the writing center community by applying and advancing existing theories and methods. Two separate grant awards are available: 1. The […]

IWCA Rapid Research Survey: What’s the hourly rate for your undergraduate peer tutors?

Mar 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Research

IWCA Rapid Research surveys are one-question surveys that ask for information that writing center directors commonly request from other writing center directors. IWCA Rapid Research surveys are voluntary and are not IRB approved. However, the results may be used for administrative reports, research, and other documents because no identifiable information can be linked with individuals […]

Research Exchange Call for Research Reports

Jan 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Research

The Research Exchange Index (REx) speaks to and expands on Rich Haswell’s call for replicable, aggregable, data-driven research and to our field’s need for more readily available research models and mentors. In addition, REx is a site for both well known and otherwise unpublished, local studies conducted over the last ten years: all those studies […]

Invitation to Participate in Survey about Disabilities and Diversity Initiatives in Writing Centers

Nov 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Research

Participants are invited to participate in a survey about disabilities and diversity initiatives in writing centers. During the week of November 12, the survey link was distributed via e-mail requesting your participation in this demographic and informational survey. The results of this survey will be analyzed and incorporated into a report that will be presented […]

Biennial IWCA Assessment Survey

Oct 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Research

It’s October of the IWCA Conference year and time for the IWCA Assessment SIG biennial survey, which you’ll find at As always, our anonymous survey attempts to capture the perceptions of program assessment held by the writing center community and to determine assessment needs of our community. As we did in 2010, we will […]

Request for Participation in Survey

Mar 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Research

Graduate student and writing center consultant Kelly Grossman from Miami University of Ohio requests participation in a national research survey about tutor training and language diversity in the writing center. If you are a writing center director or are deeply involved with coordinating or administering tutoring training at your college or university, please consider participating […]

Research Grant Opportunities in Education/Writing Studies

Jun 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Research

The National Center of Education Research (NCER – in the US Department of Education is looking to support research in Postsecondary and Adult Education writing and is seeking researchers and practitioners who may be interested in submitting research proposals. NCER is accepting proposals for exploratory, development, evaluation, and measurement work to improve student outcomes […]

IWCA Research Grant Deadline: July 1, 2011

Jun 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Research

See for information about IWCA research grants.

CFP: High School-College Partnerships Survey

Feb 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Research

Jacob Blumner and Pamela Childers are working on an article based on the pre-conference workshop they led at the WAC Conference at Indiana University in May 2010. In order to have a better idea of what high school-college partnerships are now occruing throughout the world, they would appreciate if you could participate in a short […]

Call for submissions for the edited collection Transnational Writing Program Administration

Oct 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Research

This edited collection, Transnational Writing Program Administration, aims to focus wide-spread disciplinary attention to the issues of transnational writing program administration. The number of US based colleges and universities that have established relationships with internationally-based universities has increased significantly since the late 1990s. In February, 2008, the New York Times presented a Global Classrooms series […]

Re-Launch of FYHC: The Journal of First-year Honors Composition

Oct 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Research

FYHC: The Journal of First-year Honors Composition, a peer-reviewed academic journal, is pleased to announce its re-launch. FYHC was inaugurated in spring 2006 with the intention of being the national forum for collegial discussion of issues related to first-year honors composition. FYHC is now accepting submissions for our second issue, to be published in […]

First Annual Summer Seminar for Composition Research

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Research

Inaugural Topic: “GOT DATA—NOW WHAT?” Dartmouth College’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, in collaboration with the Council of Writing Program Administrators, announces its first annual two-week Research Summer Seminar, July 31-August 12, 2011. Purpose and Focus: This inaugural year’s focus will be “Got Data—Now What?” The program is designed to support members of our field […]

CFP: Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Collaborative Peer Review and Response in the Writing Classroom

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Research

This collection, under contract with Fountainhead Press in the X Series for Professional Development, will provide a source-book for collaborative peer review and response (CPRR) theory and practice. The audience will include new/experienced writing TAs and instructors; WPAs; writing center, WAC, and service learning personnel. Papers will focus on how, when, and why to engage […]

Research Request for All IWCA Summer Institute Participants

Jul 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Publications, Research

Thomas Ferrell, Rebecca Day Babcock, and Moira Ozias are compiling a bibliography of publications that had their start in an IWCA Summer Institute. They are attempting to get a complete list of these publications as well as the stories of their generation and fruition. If you have such a publication, please send to Thomas Ferrell […]

Request for Participants: High School Writing Centers

Apr 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Research

A request for participation in research: My name is Greg Mueller and I am a graduate student at The University of Dayton who is conducting research on high school writing centers for my master’s thesis project.  I am analyzing different methods of organization and structure of high school writing centers in an effort to see […]

Documenting Writing Center Work

Mar 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Research

This short video introduces the motivations behind our survey research project: Documenting Writing Center Work ( If you direct a writing center, please take the survey at: . Thanks for watching! Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Rebecca Jackson, Documenting Writing Center Work from jackie grutsch mckinney on Vimeo.

CFP: Across the Disciplines Journal (deadline: Sept. 1, 2009)

Feb 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Research

A special issue of Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning and Academic Writing, Fall 2010 ( Writing across the Curriculum at the Community College: Beating the Odds Guest editor: Clint Gardner, Salt Lake Community College Writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID) programs in community colleges have been the focus […]

Call for Community College Writing Center Survey Participants

Feb 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Research

Nick David and Dr. Norman Evans are seeking survey participants for a research project they are conducting involving community college writing centers.  Their research focuses on tutor and director perceptions of ESL (English as a second language) student errors and how to better assess and eventually meet these students’ needs in the writing center.  These […]

Call for Participation in New Writing Center Survey

Jan 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Research

Jackie Grutsch McKinney requests participation in a new survey of writing center activities: Dear friends and colleagues, Today, after months of preparations, we are launching a new survey of writing center directors. This survey seeks to document all the work that happens in writing centers beyond one-to-one tutoring. To our knowledge, a survey on this […]