OWCA members can serve on one of our committees, according to their interests and skill sets. Committee positions do not have set term limits; instead time commitments for individual committee projects will be agreed upon by the committee chair and committee members.
Each committee is chaired by at least 1 OWCA Executive Board Member. OWCA members can also serve as co-chairs when needed.
To inquire about joining a committee, please contact that committee’s email address below. The committee chair will let you know if the committee can take additional members at that time.
The Accessibility Committee champions accessibility efforts in other committees and develops accessibility resources for OWCA.
Current Chair: Brooke Hessler
Contact the Accessibility Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conference Committee organizes the OWCA’s 2021 virtual conference.
Current Chair: Anna Shapland
Contact the Conference Committee: email@example.com
Diversity & Social Justice Committee
The Diversity & Social Justice Committee champions diversity efforts in other committees and develop social justice resources for OWCA.
Current Chairs: Paula Rawlins and Luke Shackelford
Contact the Diversity & Social Justice Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants & Fundraising Committee
The Grants & Fundraising Committee is a short-term committee that is pursuing opportunities and grants to raise money for OWCA.
Current Chair: Elle Tyson
Contact the Grants Committee: email@example.com
The Liaison Committee represents and connects with other associations, organizations, and affiliations to promote partnerships and the OWCA. We are still looking for liaisons for the following IWCA affiliates and organizations:
- Middle East/North Africa Writing Centers Alliance
- Canadian Writing Centres Association / l’Association Canadienne Des Centres de Rédaction
- European Writing Center Association
- La Red Latino Americana de Centros y Programas de Escritura
U.S. Regional Affiliates
- East Central
- Colorado and Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference
- Pacific Northwest
- Rocky Mountain
- South Central
- Northern California
- Southern California
- GSOLE: Global Society of Online Literacy Educators
- SSWCA: Secondary Schools Writing Center Association
Current Chair: Sarah Prince
Contact the Liaison Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentoring & Resources Committee
The Mentoring & Resources Committee coordinates the OWCA mentoring program and develops resources to support mentoring in OWC work.
Current Chairs: Beth Nastachowski and Luke Shackelford
Contact the Mentoring & Resources Committee: email@example.com
Virtual Events Committee
The Virtual Events Committee schedules and facilitates small virtual events for OWCA members and the wider writing center community.
Current Chair: Megan Boeshart
Contact the Virtual Events Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org