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 at the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference to celebrate and learn from those who tutor writing.

President's Message
Fall 2017

Kelly Webster, University of Montana

 Dear RMWCA Friends:

Montana has seen snow already, and we’re hunkering down for a busy season in the Writing and Public Speaking Center. You’re all doing the same, I’m sure. This is the work we love.

The RMWCA Executive Board has been busy on your behalf, pursuing new ideas that we think will engage our membership. We love ideas from our membership, so please reach out if you have thoughts to share or want to be involved. This is your RMWCA.

Here is a preview of what is to come this winter and spring:

The Executive Board will center its work on building the value RMWCA brings to you and our region. Summer 2018, we will institute for the first time RMWCA membership dues, which will be priced to ensure our organization remains accessible for all in our region.

This planned change will usher in a host of new benefits for our members, with the website and webinars available this spring. We plan to provide:

·       Robust travel grants for our members

·       Access to research grants

·       Seed money for sub-regional conferences                      and gatherings

·       An annual webinar series led by experts in                    our region

·       A new website that serves as a site for                          announcements, resources, and tutor                            interaction (and that enters the 21st                                Century!)

·       A RMWCA Tutor Conference registration                        discount

I urge you to take advantage of RMWCA to connect with others in your area as often as possible. Sure, big conferences are fun and energizing opportunities, but so too are small, more informal gatherings. Consider gathering the people in your area to spend an afternoon discussing our shared work.

Meanwhile, please keep the upcoming conferences on your radars:

·       International Writing Centers Association                        Conference in Chicago, November 10-13                      (RMWCA will gather on Saturday evening)

·       Colorado/Wyoming Writing Tutor                                    Conference at Regis University, April 2018

·       Rocky Mountain Writing Centers                                    Association Tutor Conference in Denver,                        Winter 2019 (joint conference with the                            CWWTC)

And don’t forget to share any news or conference/gathering information here: Please contact your representatives (via email on the State Representatives page) to ask questions, share concerns or successes, and provide updates for the RMWCA Directory. State Reps are your direct link to other centers in your area. We hope you will help them feel needed and appreciated. 

We want to hear from you. Happy fall, everyone. 


Host the RMWCA Tutor Conference or 
a Mini Gathering!

Consider hosting the RMWCA Tutor Conference or a Mini Gathering. While the RMWCA Tutor Conference draws from across our eight states, Mini Gatherings draw from smaller geographic areas and are an informal way to provide professional development for tutors and directors. Read more about the RMWCA Tutor Conference and Mini Gatherings and learn how to apply for seed money.

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