International Writing Centers
National Conference on Peer Tutoring
Proposal Deadline: March 15, 2008
Acceptance Notification: June 1, 2008
Individual presentation (we will put you on a panel with
Panel (two or more individual presentations linked by a
Roundtable (directed discussions on a particular topic)
Performance Art (alternative depictions of research using
music, art, dance, film,
Research Fair (a poster session highlighting projects in
SIGS (Special Interest Group meetings)
Call for Proposals
Alternate Routes: New Directions in
Writing Center Work
This year's theme invites us to
consider where writing centers have
been and where they are going. As
the pioneer trails of early writing
centers have developed into
well-traveled roads and information
superhighways, what are the new
directions for writing centers?
The road metaphor lends itself to
some intriguing discussions.
Consider the intersections between
Student Affairs and
Composition Programs and
Tutors and Graduate Student Tutors
Secondary Education, Two-Year
Colleges, and Universities
Community Writing Centers influence
the town/gown dichotomy?
ahead for writing center and library
What if there really are no lower
What do L-2 (ESL)
writers teach us about creative
What are best practices
for writing centers in collaboration
with academic affairs?
What are new
and future configurations of writing
centers within the institutional
Has writing center practice reached
a cul-de-sac? A dead end?
What are the particulars
of tutoring in the Sciences?
How do writing centers
support or interact with WAC
How do writing centers
best serve writers and their
communities, academic or
What is on
the horizon in terms of technology
in writing centers?
What will be
the best vehicles for learning in
the future writing center?
How is tutoring similar
to the post-modern composition
When can Writing Centers
How does graduate
student tutoring qualify as peer
How might we
productively question received
truths of writing center practice?
Off-roading and touring without a
map—how does a writing center do
In what direction are new
international regional organizations
happens on the road less
traveled—when writing centers depart
We invite you take this journey with
us. The first steps are to
for the conference.
The IWCA/NCPTW conference welcomes a
variety of participants from among
administrators and tutors who are
undergraduates, graduate students,
and professionals from
all varieties of writing
college, secondary school, and
community centers. We look
forward to your participation.
For further information or
support, contact PennyBird