News and Notes from MAWCA
Shanti Bruce, Kevin Dvorak, and Claire Lutkewitte, Guest Editors for Academic Exchange Quarterly, have issued a call for papers on the topic of Leadership in Writing Programs. According to their call, "This issue will examine effective leadership practices in college and university writing programs, including first-year composition, basic writing, and ELL/ESL writing programs; undergraduate and graduate writing degree programs, including rhetoric and composition; writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines; writing center/writing fellows; service learning; and other programs focused on writing instruction. Submissions should thoughtfully consider how writing specialists fill formal and/or informal leadership roles (both administrative and not) in classrooms and/or programs, with particular attention being given to essays that utilize leadership research/theory. 'Leadership in Writing Programs' encourages submissions that address intersections and disconnects between administrative work and leadership, the (lack of) leadership preparation, and how leadership practices affect program growth, development, assessment, and sustainability."
This announcement comes via Kerri Jordan on WCenter: "The incoming editors of WCJ (Michele Eodice, Kerri Jordan, and Steve Price) are excited to announce the first- annual WCJ Research and Writing Retreat, July 31-August 3rd, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The retreat will offer a seminar and writing workshop environment for participants working on writing center-related research and scholarship. For more information and an online application form, please visit our (temporary) Writing Center Journal website."
On Monday, April 15, 4 p.m. EDT, PeerCentered will host an online discussion with Researching the Writing Center authors Rebecca Day Babcock and Therese Thonus. The discussion will be held on PeerCentered's online discussion space.
The 2013 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing will be held in Tampa, Florida, November 1-3. The theme of the conference is "The Year of the Writer." Proposals are due April 15. For more information, click here.
For those attending the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Convention in Las Vegas next week, please consider attending the open meeting for the International Writing Centers Association, Thursday, March 14, 4:45-6 p.m. in Room 203. Under discussion will be a proposal to make changes to the IWCA Constitution.
The International Writing Centers Association has just announced a new editorial team for the Writing Center Journal. The new co-editors will be Kerri Jordan, Steve Price, and Michele Eodice. For more information, please look here.