CFP || National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing | Tacoma, Washington | Nov. 4-6, 2016

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing | Nov. 4-6, 2016 |

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington


From the posting:

Call for Proposals

We especially welcome presentations that consider linkages between the writing center and critical pedagogy, cultural competence, gender and sexuality, multilingualism, universal design, and interdisciplinarity.

Questions for consideration may include but are not limited to:

    • What role can writing centers play in recognizing and nurturing—rather than erasing—difference?
    • In what ways do interpersonal dynamics in individual tutoring sessions relate to larger power relationships within the culture?
    • How do directive and nondirective tutoring approaches interact with student identities? How do
    • we decide when to offer and when to withhold information about prestige dialects and why?
    • How might writing center pedagogy inform tutoring practices in the content areas?
    • Given that most learning disabilities are invisible, how can writing centers use practices that are universally accessible to all learners?


We are, in short, hoping to inspire presentations that combine research with reflection and introspection with data. Of course, we also welcome writing center scholarship on any topic of general interest to the writing center community.   We will accept up to two (2) proposals from any individual, so long as one of the proposals includes more than one presenter. Presentations will take the following format:

    • Individual Presentations: 15-20 minute papers that will be combined into a panel by the program chairs
    • Panel Presentations:  3 to 4 presentations of 15-20 minutes each on a particular theme or question
    • Round Tables: 15 minutes of introductory comments/question framing by the presenters and then a discussion among attendees
    • Poster Presentations: A research-fair style presentation of research in which the presenter(s) create a visual argument and informally discuss their research with attendees
    • Workshop Session: 75-minute interactive session in which leaders will guide participants through the investigation of a new area of knowledge.


Proposals will be accepted until April 15th, 2016.

The complete CFP is available here.

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