The statement linked below was co-authored by several CWCA/ACCR members and board members. The wider membership was invited to participate, and many members provided additional information and feedback. The board approved this statement by electronic vote on December 8, 2022, and they voted to bring it to the AGM for ratification by the full membership.
Position of CWCA/ACCR
It is the position of the CWCA/ACCR that attempts to replace local, human writing tutoring and support with CAOTTs is a fundamental error. Further, any use of these tools as a supplement to writing services should be considered only with the support of and in consultation with writing centre professionals within the institution, informed by the literature of writing centre studies.
It is the position of the CWCA/ACCR that CAOTTs are not helpful or useful as a replacement for institution-based writing tutoring or instruction, whether online or in-person. CAOTTs are, in fact, a detriment to effective academic support for students, faculty, and their institutions, and CWCA/ACCR sees the use of CAOTTs as a form of social injustice.
Read the full position statement on corporate, automated, and online tutoring tools here.