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Funding for 2020-2021 SCWCA Micro-regional Events

The SCWCA Micro-Regional Events are opportunities for SCWCA states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas) to hold annual professional development meetings/workshops for members of their states or regions. These one-day events are meant to supplement the annual SCWCA conference and to provide additional opportunities for writing center personnel to come together for specific learning opportunities.

We encourage applicants to think of conferencing in new and creative ways and to think about what impact you want to make on the writing center community in your region and/or state. We especially encourage applications from areas that aren’t consistently represented at the larger conference. Any institution can request funds to host one of these events. One event will be funded annually for Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Link to the application: https://forms.gle/fxomVdyjsrgfUAds7

Congratulations to our New Board

Our 2020-2021 board members are:

President: Frances Crawford
Vice President: Anna Sicari
IWCA Rep: Jennifer Marciniak
Treasurer: Ryan Sheets
Asst. Treasurer: Allison Holland
Secretary: Laura Tunningley
Arkansas Rep: Carrie Smitherman Clark
Louisiana Rep: Jim McDonald
Oklahoma Rep: Ashlee Pilcher
Texas Reps: Mark Sursavage and Felicia Juliano
At-Large Rep: Maurice Wilson
Thank you for electing yet another strong team to run our organization!

SCWCA Conference 2020 Update

This year’s conference, Mindfulness of Difference and the Need for Transformative Listening in Writing Center Work, was cancelled because of COVID 19. This was not a decision the board made lightly. We know the incredible amount of work that goes into preparing a conference, but we all agreed cancelling was the responsible choice.

Many thanks to Anna Sicari and her team at OSU for their tireless efforts to plan the event for us. Anna is working with the SCWCA Board to find other ways presenters can share their work. Check out the blog on the conference website for updates.


Texas Tutor Talks!

Our semesterly Texas Tutor Talk was held February 14, 3-4pm. To see the chat and notes from the session, click here.


Praxis CFP

Praxis: A Writing Center Journal welcomes submissions about writing center theory, practice, and administration. Please consider submitting.


Become a member of SCWCA. It’s free!

Membership lasts one year, and the membership cycle is from Nov. 1-Oct. 31.

Anyone who joins the SCWCA Listserv is considered a member. To join, click here.


You are invited join the SCWCA Facebook page. For details, see SCWCA on Facebook.