Nominations for IWCA Outstanding Article Award Due January 25, 2013
By January 25, please nominate articles for the 2013 IWCA Outstanding Article Award. The award will be given at the IWCA Collaborative @ Cs in Las Vegas, on March 13, 2013. Please note the policies, criteria, and nominating process below.
The following policies should be noted:
*Nominated publications must be dated within the calendar year for which awards are being considered (2012).
*Publications may appear in print or digital venues.
*The IWCA welcomes submissions from scholars and researchers at all stages of their academic careers, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and adjuncts, but notes that all submissions will be evaluated in the same way and with the same criteria.
*The IWCA welcomes single-authored and collaboratively authored works, but self-nominations will not be accepted.
Criteria for the IWCA Scholarship Awards:
*The publication addresses one or more issues of long-term interest to writing center administrators, theorists, and/or practitioners.
*The publication discusses theories, practices, or policies that contribute to a richer understanding of writing center theory and practice.
*The publication shows sensitivity toward the situated contexts in which writing centers exist and operate.
*The publication makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of and research on writing centers.
*The publication will serve as a strong representative of the scholarship of and research on writing centers.
*The publication embodies the qualities of compelling and meaningful writing.
Send your nominating rationale and attach a digital copy of the article in an email addressed to Paula Gillespie firstname.lastname@example.org, 2012 IWCA Best Article Award Chair and Nathalie Singh-Corcoran Nathalie.Singh-Corcoran@mail.wvu.edu, IWCA President. If no digital copy is available to you, send your rationale and a complete citation.
The IWCA is accepting proposals to host the 2014 IWCA Conference. If you are interested in chairing the conference, please email a brief letter of interest to Kevin Dvorak (email@example.com), IWCA Vice President and Chair of the IWCA Conferences and Institutes Committee, by December 1, 2012.
Submit Papers on Writing for the WSU Vancouver Writing Center Journal, Centerpoint.
VANCOVER, WASH. – Centerpoint, a journal published by the staff of the Writing
Center at Washington State University Vancouver, under the supervision of Kandy
Roberston, Ph. D., is currently seeking articles on writing and the writing process. Artist-
poet Richard F. Yates, and humorous newspaper columnist Richard O’Brien helm the
current incarnation of the journal, which is dedicated to publishing materials dealing with
all forms of writing from crafting academic papers to writing fiction, creative nonfiction,
and poetry. The audience for the journal is comprised of students, faculty, professionals,
and technical writers.
The journal is currently publishing four issues per year, and runs between 16 and 32
pages per issue. Unfortunately, there is no pay for accepted articles at this time, but
publication credit can be just as important. Individual journal issues will be published as
downloadable PDF files on the WSU Vancouver Writing Center website.
To submit work for consideration, please email your article in .doc or .rtf format as an
attachment to the Writing Center’s address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
include the phrase “Submission – Centerpoint” and your name in the subject line. In
addition, include a brief biographical statement in the body of the message. The editors
are seeking articles of up to 1,200 words maximum. International articles written in
English are welcome. Articles from professors and other faculty are encouraged.
Richard F. Yates, Writing Center Consultant, 360-546-9650,
Richard O’Brien, Writing Center Consultant, 360-546-9650,
Call for Submissions
To continue the conversations started at ECWCA’s 2012 conference, ECWCA will publish a select few text-based versions of conference presentations. If you presented and wish to share your ideas again, but to a larger audience, you may choose to submit a piece for our September issue.
We encourage all presenters to consider publishing a piece in ECWCA. Since space is limited, not all submissions can be accepted. To expedite the process, we will accept initial declarations of interest through July 22nd and notify interested participants of their acceptance. Completed text versions will then be due by August 26th for final review. Final article length should be between 500-1000 words. If images or graphic representations are part of the article, they should be legible in black and white print.
To begin the publication process, please submit to ECWCA a short statement of interest that includes the following:
E-mail to email@example.com
Authors will be notified by July 25th of initial acceptance.
Submission Interest/Abstract Deadline: July 22, 2012
Article Acceptance Notice: July 25, 2012
Submission Article Deadline: August 26, 2012
Article Length: 500-1000 words
The East Central Writing Centers Association is pleased to announce an open position for a one-year, renewable Assistant Editor position that begins immediately runs through next year’s conference.* This position is competitive, and all applicants should submit the following:
Applications should be received no later than July 21, 2012. Depending on the level of demonstrated interest, selected applicants may be asked to participate in a brief phone interview. The two successful applicants will be notified via e-mail.
ECWCA Newsletter Assistant Editor:
The Assistant Editor will coordinate with the Editor and Associate Editor in the planning, production, and administration of the newsletter. S/he will have the following responsibilities:
* Newsletter positions are not ECWCA Board positions and, as such, are not selected through an election process. Newsletter positions are announced and selected by the ECWCA Newsletter Editor.
All application materials should be submitted by July 21, 2012 via e-mail to: Anthony Garrison firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s Time to Make Your Plans to Attend the IWCA Writing Center Summer Institute
Imagine five days of stimulating discussions with writing center colleagues from the U.S. and abroad, changing hearts and minds about matters of teaching and learning, sharing insights and practices about technology and assessment, and discovering new approaches to help your tutors better understand and help second-language writers. Imagine all this taking place this summer at a lovely resort in the lush, green mountains of western Pennsylvania.
If you’ve been thinking about attending a Writing Center Summer Institute, start making plans for this summer! Plans for the Summer Institute are well under way and it’s shaping up to be a feast for writing center minds and souls. Registration is open! Scholarships are available, and you can apply now.
The IWCA Summer Institute is ideal for current or would-be writing center directors and assistants, writing program administrators, tutors, writing teachers (high school or college), curriculum developers, graduate students, and academic leaders both in the U.S. and abroad. Institute leaders offer presentations and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics and issues. Because of the low participant-to-leader ratio and limited enrollment, there are many opportunities to talk one-on-one with leaders and other participants throughout the week.
Leaders for the 2012 Writing Center Summer Institute:
· Tammy Conard-Salvo, Purdue University
· Brian Fallon, Fashion Institute of Technology
· Nancy Grimm, Michigan Technological University
· Melissa Ianetta, University of Delaware
· Jennifer Wells, Florida State University, formerly Mercy High School
· Ben Rafoth, SI co-chair, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
· Nathalie Singh-Corcoran, SI co-chair, West Virginia University
The 2012 Summer Institute will be held July 29-August 3, 2012 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, located about one hour?s drive southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the beautiful Laurel Mountain region. Air travel is to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). For more information, including registration, please visit http://iwcasummerinstitute.com/ or contact the institute co-chairs: Ben Rafoth (email@example.com) and Nathalie Singh-Corcoran (Nathalie.Singh-Corcoran@mail.wvu.edu).
Space is limited. Scholarships are available. Visit our website!
ECWCA is pleased to announce that it will offer a select number of travel awards for the 2012 conference in Indianapolis. The awards will be given to presenters at the 2012 ECWCA Conference who are from institutions in the region that have not previously presented at the conference or have not presented in the last 3 years.
Please let us know if your institution is new to the ECWCA conference or has not attended the conference in the last 3 years.
Travel awards scholarships cover only registration fees and are limited in number.
To apply please send the following to Trixie Smith
• Email address
• Presentation title
DEADLINE: March 1, 2012