FALL 2015 Conference:
TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY
Our Fall 2015 conference will be held on
October 23rd, at Texas Woman's University-- Denton, hosted by TWU's Write Site.
This was also a special year for the Write Site, as we also celebrated the center's 40th anniversary!
We were very pleased to have the opportunity to learn from our fantastic keynote speaker: Dr. Michele Eodice! She shared with us information about her research in the Meaningful Writing Project, and led us in discussion of how to make student's writing more significant experiences for them.
Please complete the survey at right to let us know what you thought of this season's conference. Then send us a blurb at firstname.lastname@example.org about what you found most memorable or your most impactful takeaway from our discussions! We will be collecting the responses, to share in a new blog to answer the question Dr. Eodice has posed to us:
"How can we apply what's been learned from the Meaning Writing Project to the role of tutors in writing centers?"
For information about the conference proceedings, read the official agenda and newsletter here.
Spring 2015 Conference:
University of Texas at Dallas
The NTWCA Spring Conference was held at the University of Texas at Dallas, on April 17, 2015.
The winner of the Mary Nell Kivikko Excellence in Scholarship Award was Elizabeth Brownlow, of Texas Woman's University, who presented on "Reading to Write: Tutoring Academic English Through Reading." This year's Outstanding Tutor Award went to James Andrew Weatherford from Tarrant County College.
The tutor presentations this session were posters on various writing center topics that attendees could peruse and discuss with their authors. Poster presentations are listed below:
-- Catherine Anderson, Dallas Baptist University
"Non-Essential Staff: A Symbiotic Relationship"
-- John Brock, Dallas Baptist University
"On Writing Well"
-- Abbie Carrier, Texas Woman's University
"Space Wars: The Quest to Maximize Space
in Writing Centers"
-- Ben Jones, Dallas Baptist University
"The UWC as an Arm of the Liberal Arts"
-- Kiran Kanwar, Texas Woman's University
"Writing Challenges for Graduate Students in the
Sciences and Writing Center Based Solutions"
-- Caitlin Perry, Dallas Baptist University
"Ongoing Growth: Advanced Training"
-- Summer Pervez, UT Dallas
"Writing Center Scholarship & Debate"