CFP: Bring it! Activating the Writing Center for Tutors 10/10/2009 College of Wooster

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Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association
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Bring it! Activating the Writing Center for Tutors

The 3rd Annual Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association Conference
9:00-4:30 PM
October 10, 2009
The College of Wooster

Writing centers are communities made up of staff, students, and faculty. Each plays a role in what that writing center is and becomes, almost every day. And, it is no secret that writing centers have been depending heavily on Peer Writing Tutors since . . . well, since forever. Because Peer Writing Tutors make up such a substantial portion of writing centers and writing center organizations (especially NEOWCA, which is focused on the voices of Tutors), they are also prime movers in the work, character, constructs, and collaborations of writing centers. This year's conference theme celebrates the voices of writing centers' largest constituency, the Peer Writing Tutor. This year's conference will also be a showcase for programs, efforts, practices, and experiences that Tutors have found engaging and meaningful in their writing centers.

We invite proposals for sessions focusing on what you or your colleagues have brought to the writing center for the Tutors. We will accept proposals for:
• 15-minute individual presentations
• 45-minute panels or roundtables
• 90-minute workshops
These sessions should be interactive, not papers read to the audience. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• Community building
• Tutor underculture
• Training
• Outreach
• Supporting colleagues
• Social and professional persona
• Technology
• Diversity
• Making change

Please use the attached proposal form (to be attached). The deadline for proposals is midnight, September 20, 2009. Please send the proposal with the subject line "NEOWCA Proposal," include the text of the proposal in the message, and attach a Word file version of the proposal as well. Anyone proposing or participating in a proposed session must register for the conference.

Proposals should be sent to:
writing_center @

If you have any questions, please contact:
Bill Macauley, Director of Writing
The College of Wooster