The Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association (RMWCA) is a regional chapter (covering AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT & WY)  of the International Writing Centers Association.  This regional network acts as a support and resource for administrators and tutors and gathers yearly at the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference to celebrate and learn from those who tutor writing.

New RMWCA President                      

President’s Message



Star Coulbrooke, Utah State University


President’s Message, April 20, 2015

 Many of us are wrapping-up spring semester this month, looking forward to finals and graduation. Some writing centers are in the hiring-mode, calling for applications and conducting interviews for a new batch of Fall 2015 tutors/consultants. Very best wishes to all who are in that process.

 It would be interesting to know how many writing centers in our region are open for summer. At Utah State University, we cut our hours back to match the lower enrollment and slower pace, opening only Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 to 2:30, May through August. We update our policies and procedures manuals, shoot training-videos, and prepare materials for the busier semesters to come. 

 Now that we have the new listserv, I hope some of you will use it to have conversations about your summer projects—and any other writing center topics/successes/concerns you want to discuss.

 We have a great set of board members and state representatives. Many thanks to them, and to you all, for making the RMWCA a vital writing-centered community. 

Join the LISTSERV!                                       

Join our listserv, rmwca@uidaho.edu, to keep in touch and share resources with other writing centers in the organization.  

Subscribe at lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/rmwca, or email Outreach Coordinator Mary Ann Judge, judge@uidaho.edu, and she will add you.

To unsubscribe at any time, follow the directions on the welcome message, or ask Mary Ann to unsubscribe you.



RMWCA High School Directors   
Check out our new regional high school directory on the Connect page. With over 1300 entries, there is some great contact info and eye-opening trends in the Rocky Mountain West and subregionally. Make use of the directory and add to it by sending additional info to outreach@rmwca.org.


Upcoming Events                                          

2015 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing and Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference

(De)Center: Testing Assumptions about Peer Tutoring and Writing Centers



Calling all Montana Writing/Tutoring Center Administrators!

The University of Montana and Montana State University Writing Centers invite you to the Montana Writing Center Administrators' Gathering for a day of idea sharing. It’s time the Montana writing center community get active!

-Meet other Montana writing/tutoring center administrators.

-Learn what others are doing to support students and faculty.

-Share your successful tutor training programs or other initiatives .

-Enjoy FREE LUNCH with a  community of like-minded peers who geek out about writing and student support.

 When:  Monday, June 1, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where:  Montana State University campus in Bozeman

RSPV or Questions:  kelly.webster@umontana.edu  /  406.243.2470

We look forward to hearing from and gathering with you.

Kelly Webster

Director, Writing Center

The University of Montana

 

Michelle Miley

Director, Writing Center

Montana State University