about the institute
Watch and listen to a podcast by Sundy Watanabe and Nita Meola about Thursday, July 24, 2008 at the institute! In this seven minute podcast, you'll hear about the plenary sessions on online writing centers and tutors' perspectives, and breakout sessions on writing fellows and student leadership in the writing center. You can also listen to a version of the podcast without pictures (.mp3 file).
- New to directing a writing center?
- Starting a new center?
- Planning a writing center career?
- Interested in learning and sharing with writing center colleagues?
- Ready for more sustained writing center discussions than conferences offer?
In Summer 2008, join us on the shores of Lake Mendota in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, for a week of stimulating presentations, discussions, mentoring, and fun with writing center colleagues from around the world. The Institute will explore theoretical, political, and practical elements of writing center lifeóall from a student-centered stance. The Institute will provide a mentoring network of professional contacts, including both new directors and a range of veteran writing center professionals. The three co-chairs and the six leaders are drawn from both large and small colleges and universities, community colleges, and secondary schools, with specialties that range from peer tutors to writing center research and writing across the curriculum.
Across the week there will be plenary sessions, panel presentations, round-table discussions, and workshops as well as social events and time for informal discussion and participant-initiated special-interest groups. Registration is strictly limited to 50 participants, which allows time for small-group conversations and individual consultations.