SCWCA 2022 Texas Microregional
“Reconnecting in Uncertain Times: A Director’s Day Out”
April 1, 2022 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
“Reconnecting in Uncertain Times: A Directors’ Day Out” seeks to build community among writing center administrators in the region to better address local contexts as we serve students and engage in our work. Rather than traditional presentations, the agenda will focus on facilitated discussions and networking. Participants can choose to attend in person or on Zoom; these separate sessions will run concurrently.
Registration is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants in Lubbock, thanks to generous funding from the South Central Writing Centers Association Microregional Grant. Please register using this online form by March 20th; space is limited. Lubbock has a vibrant arts and culture scene, and participants are invited to enjoy the First Friday Art Trail after this event. A list of local hotels is available upon request.
Please contact Kristin Messuri (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Please Register for SCWCA 2022 (in its new virtual setting!)
We are just a few weeks out from the 2022 SCWCA Annual Meeting and the registration portal is updated to reflect our shift to a virtual setting. Join us from the comfort of your home office, or office office, or another wifi-enabled location!
Faculty, Directors, Staff and/or Community Members: $25 per person
Tutors and/or Students: $20 per person
Registration includes real-time video conferencing access to all 2022 SWCA meetings, social events and sessions, and a special meeting kit with items to help you make the most of your conference experience and get a little bit of “Baton Rouge on the Geaux.”
Priority Registration Deadline: January 17
We’ll get your meeting kit in the mail right away.
FINAL Registration Deadline: January 27
We’ll still mail you a meeting kit, but it may arrive after the meeting.
As always, reach out if and as you have questions, and we can’t wait to see you at the meeting!
Nominate Someone for Tutor of the Year
Nominations for this year’s SCWCA Outstanding Tutor Award are due by February 1st, 2022 (end of the day). Writing tutors from any school in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, or Texas are eligible for the award.
The Outstanding Tutor of the Year Award is designed to give recognition to tutors who provide extraordinary service to the students, the center, and the campus community. The award is provided to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff whose primary responsibility is to tutor in a writing center. The outstanding tutor award recognizes innovative tutoring techniques, the quality of work with writers, articulation of tutoring philosophy, and contributions to the writing center beyond tutoring.
Please send nominations or questions to Anna Sicari at email@example.com. Guidelines for nomination packets can be found here.
An Update about SCWCA 2022
Per an emergency meeting of the SCWCA Executive Board, the SCWCA 2022 Conference, “Communicators Making Place,” has been moved online. It will be held February 4-6, 2022. Jo Hsu (University of Texas at Austin) is the keynote speaker.
If you have already registered, your registration will be returned to you. As soon as we have a new registration link, we will post it here. Rates will be $25 for directors/staff and $20 for students.
If you already booked your room the Cook Hotel, you have time to cancel before paying any fees. Over the next week or so (1/4-1/11), please email Tammy Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) to cancel your reservation.
Scholarship recipients will have their registration fees waived. They will hear from us by 1/8.
We look forward to seeing you inside your computer (or the device of your choice)!
Apply for an SCWCA Scholarship
Many thanks to everyone who applied for this year’s conference scholarships. Recipients will be notified in early January. To learn more about our Conference Scholarship Policy, click here.
Book Group Update
Autoethnography for/as Writing Studies by Jackie Grutsch McKinney and Rebecca Jackson is the next selection for the SCWCA Book Group. We will discuss it–along with our ideas for our own ethnographic research–at the conference on February 5 at 5:45.
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