GA SWCA Tutor Research Symposium March 29, 2014

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Georgial Southeastern Writing Center Association and Georgia State University
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The research conducted by tutors not only bridges the gap between knowledge and experience but also lays the foundation for professional growth and development. Within writing centers, we employ pedagogical and administrative models which are circular, interconnected, and unique within the academy. Presenters are encouraged to consider the theme (broadly defined) of interconnectedness, circularity, and collaboration in writing center pedagogy and practice, but are welcome to present on any tutoring or writing center topic of interest. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

•Collaboration between administration and tutors
•The reciprocal nature of tutor/tutee relationships
•Connections between writing centers, departments, and the student body
•Writing center theory and practice
•New ways of connecting, including models for online tutoring

During this one-day research symposium, we hope to foster the scholarly efforts of undergraduate tutors while exploring the collaborative nature of the work we do in writing centers.
Your proposal should include the following information: title, name of the presenter(s), institutional affiliation, and a 250 word abstract of the presentation.

Session types include the following:
•Panel Presentations (typically three to four presenters; individual and group proposals accepted)
•Roundtable (a fifteen minute presentation that invites discussion among participants)
•Workshop (an interactive presentation that engages the participants in activities)

Send abstracts by Feb 10, 2014 to Sarah Dyne and Kelly Elmore at