Informational Session

In this informational session, you can meet the OWCA Executive Board and learn about: The structure of the organization Public resources Member dues and benefits Goals and objectives for the year Open positions on the Executive Board (please apply by March 9 for first consideration) Committee volunteer opportunities There will be time for attendees to …

Executive Board Applications Due

The OWCA Board is looking to fill 3 positions as soon as possible and will review initial applications during their next Board meeting on March 10. For first consideration, please submit by March 9, 2022.

Engaging Writers Online: A Tutor-Centered Conversation

The Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association (RMWCA) and Online Writing Centers Association (OWCA) are excited to announce a co-sponsored event titled “Engaging Writers Online: A Tutor-Centered Conversation” on Tuesday, April 12 at 3 pm EST/1 pm MST.

Conference Co-Chair Applications Due

The OWCA Board is looking to fill the following position as soon as possible and will review initial applications during their next Board meeting on May 12. For first consideration, please submit by May 11, 2022. Conference Co-Chair

Reading Club: Rhetoric of Labor Activism in Writing Centers

Reading club provides a space to discuss writing center scholarship. Based on the article or chapter chosen, participants will share experiences, ideas, strategies, and questions about online writing centers (OWCs). This Reading Club will discuss "Toward a Rhetoric of Labor Activism in College and University Writing Centers" by Liliana M. Naydan in Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.

Webinar: What’s Your Story? with Rikki Corniola (2022)

This webinar will engage the audience in a discussion of the story they want to tell administrators about their writing center, and how to work backwards to identify necessary data collection to help them tell that story effectively. We will encourage participants to consider the data they already collect for their writing center, what they need to collect to tell their story, how to set clear goals/outcomes for the writing center and how to align those with institutional goals and outcomes. 

“Story Culture Live” with Clarissa J. Walker

Clarissa will introduce the components of the SCL framework: Agency, Kinship, Tensions, and Identification and offer anecdotal examples from her Story Culture Live podcast to illustrate the framework in use. Finally, Clarissa will lead a group activity that applies these actionable anti-racism principles to writing tutor-client sessions.

Reading Club: Why I Call It the Academic Ghetto

Reading club provides a space to discuss writing center scholarship. Based on the article or chapter chosen, participants will share experiences, ideas, strategies, and questions about online writing centers (OWCs). This Reading Club will discuss "Why I Call It the Academic Ghetto: A Critical Examination of Race, Place, and Writing Centers" by Alexandria Lockett in Praxis: …