The Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association is pleased to release its first e-newsletter. Every issue will feature ideas for connecting with other writing center professionals across our vast region, a featured center, and upcoming events.
Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference
Many Faces: Multiplicity in the Learning and Writing Center
October 18–19, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Babcock
Sponsored by the Utah Valley University & Community Writing Centers
Proposals due August 1, 2013
One of the strengths of peer tutoring is our variety of approaches to research, tutoring, training, assessing, developing programs, and so on. This conference will explore the advantages of accepting and promoting a multiplicity of ideas and practices in peer tutoring, rather than clinging to a particular orthodoxy. We encourage presenters to share their models, designs, and approaches to a variety of learning center issues. Consider guiding participants through applications of theories and philosophies and expound-ing on why such approaches are used and needed in peer tutoring.
Some questions to ponder:
Call for Proposals
We invite a wide variety of submissions, including research papers, works in progress, individual presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations, creative works, or any other format that best presents your topic. Tutors, writing fellows, MSG leaders, SI/SLA facilitators, administrators, and patrons are encouraged to present. Individual presentations may last up to 20-minutes, and group presentations may last up to 40-minutes. Please limit proposals to 250 words.
How to Submit
Proposals may be submitted online by visiting the conference website at http://www.uvu.edu/owl/strategic/index.html Select the “Submit Proposal” option towards the middle of the page. Complete the “Submission Form” and attach a Microsoft Word or PDF document.
For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Copas, Writing Center
Coordinator, Utah Valley University, at 801-863-8936 or email@example.com
Conference Website: http://www.uvu.edu/owl/strategic/index.html
Proposals are due August 1st, 2013
Writing Center Journal Research and Writing Retreat
July 31-August 3, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
The retreat will offer a seminar and writing workshop environment for participants working on writing center-related research and scholarship. For more information and an online application form, please visit our (temporary) Writing Center Journal website at http://writingcenterjournal.yolasite.com.
RMWCA High School Directory
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.