Southeastern Writing Center Association - February 19-21

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Southeastern Writing Center Association

Identities in Consultation: Diversity in the South and Beyond

What does it mean to be "southern" in a country where regionalism is becoming less important to identity and more important as a commodity? What does it mean to be a regional writing center when regionalism is not relative to the populations we service? How do we begin to understand emerging educational communities and their developing identities, which include new education standards, shifts in demographics, online instruction, and multimodal writing prompts that move students away from traditional writing tasks? What is the evolving function of a writing center to a generation of students who have spent their lives reading and blogging with their peers throughout the world?

In these new communities, we must revise our understanding and implementation of the roles we play as consultants, students, instructors, and administrators. Our developing identities will shape our pedagogy, expand our relevance to our Universities and colleges, and amplify the way writing centers operate in the academy.

These are just a few of the ideas we hope will be addressed at the 2015 Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference. We encourage submissions on the following (directly in relation to writing center theory, practice, and study):

Multimodal Projects
Multimodal Consultations
ELL Writers
International Students
Adult Learners
Returning Veteran Students
Disability Studies
Common Core
Assessment Practices
Promotional Strategies
Student Learning Outcomes
Online Consultations
Tutor Training Programs

The deadline for proposals is October 10, 2014.