Roundtable: Translators, Colonizers, Co-Conspirators: The Conflicting Roles of Writing Centre Professionals in Creating Safe Spaces for Student Voices
Erin Stewart Eves (Trent University); Susan Thompson (Trent University)
Writing centres invite students into alternative spaces where instructors help students decode confusing and often intimidating language. In this roundtable participants will explore ways in which academic discourse alienates students and places them in unsafe spaces, tensions we experience as ‘translators’ of scholarly language, and practices we can employ to create safe spaces where students can bring their own experiences and epistemologies as they encounter the coded language of academia.
Roundtable: Creating a Safe Space in Others’ Classrooms: Virtual Assignment-Specific Writing Appointments
Jonathan Vroom (University of Toronto), Michael Kaler (University of Toronto Mississauga)