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 […]
The IWCA Rapid Research Survey question for November 2014 was “In your writing center, how are tutors/consultants typically selected/hired?” One hundred twenty-one respondents reported that consultants are hired primarily in three ways: (1) Those interested in becoming consultants apply directly to the director for a position; (2) faculty recommend consultants to the director; and (3) […]
The November Rapid Research survey (just ONE question) is available now. This month’s survey question: In your writing center, how are tutors/consultants typically selected/hired? If you hire or select undergraduate, graduate student, or professional writing tutors/consultants (or if they are assigned to your writing center), please consider answering this very quick survey question at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14XhDxhhoQWxJjPnsEXycFSJxB_ZSGnWtIO0f7hJ-G3U/viewform […]
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.
IWCA Rapid Research Surveys are one- or two-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, budget requests, etc. because no identifiable information will be linked with […]
The Twelfth International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference was held in the Commons Hotel on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on June 12 through 14, 2014. The conference was chaired by Pamela Flash and hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program, Office of Undergraduate Education, and College […]
See http://writingcenters.org/about/grants/ for information about IWCA research grants.
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 […]
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 […]
FYHC: The Journal of First-year Honors Composition http://fyhc.info, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This short video introduces the motivations behind our survey research project: Documenting Writing Center Work (http://vimeo.com/2878322). If you direct a writing center, please take the survey at: tinyurl.com/wcwork . Thanks for watching! Jackie Grutsch McKinney, firstname.lastname@example.org Rebecca Jackson, email@example.com Documenting Writing Center Work from jackie grutsch mckinney on Vimeo.
A special issue of Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning and Academic Writing, Fall 2010 (http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/) 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]