Sunday, February 5, 2012

First Tutor Retreat!

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who made our first UCLAWC retreat such a success. Learning about all the different ways tutors are helping writers was inspiring. Looking forward to the next retreat!

Friday, February 3, 2012

UCLAWC Hosts First Annual Staff Retreat

UCLAWC held its first, what is looking to be annual, staff retreat January 28 at Westminster College. Approximately 50 tutors, staff and directors from area writing centers and the Westminster ESL Institute attended the retreat.

Each group shared aspects of what makes them distinct: the SLCC Community Writing Center detailed its many efforts to build community inside and outside the CWC. SLCC Student Writing Center consultants shared their creative and witty comic strips on daily life in the writing center. The Westminster College Writing Center raised awareness about the role of gender in interactions between writers and consultants and showed this sassy video satirizing how male writers may perceive an all-female staff (included below). The Westminster ESL Institute raised awareness about appropriate strategies for working with non-native speakers, and the University of Utah Writing Center illustrated their unique nature by detailing the many kinds of writers they serve.

Notes from the retreat and suggestions raised during our discussion are available here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Student Opportunities Coming Up Soon!

Having a hard time getting a summer job? If you are student at the U of U, SLCC or Westminster, you can still get some great experience that will pave the way for your future! Intern at the SLCC Community Writing Center this summer!

Marketing/Public Relations interns help the center reach new people through dozens of summer events. Writing/Rhetoric interns collaborate on new programming that the center is developing. Community Leadership and Professional Communication interns apply their knowledge to capacity-building projects.

To inquire about internships, and college credit possibilities, contact Andrea Malouf at the SLCC Community Writing Center. Email the CWC or call (801) 957-4992.

Also, this fall, be sure to check out the variety of service-learning courses, including English 1810--Writing Center Studies, that students can engage in and support the UCLAWC!

UCLAWC Brochure

The UCLAWC brochure:

Utah Community Literacy & Writing Consortium (UCLAWC) Brochure

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

2010 Writing & Social Justice Conference: (Dis)ability

The 4th annual Conference on Writing & Social Justice presented by the Salt Lake Community College English Department will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the downtown Salt Lake City library (fourth floor conference room.)  This year's theme is "disability" and the keynote will be set by disability scholar Rosemarie Garland-Thomson:  "Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is Professor of Women's Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her fields of study are feminist theory, American literature, and disability studies. Her scholarly and professional activities develop the field of disability studies in the humanities and in women's and gender studies."

The conference is scheduled from 9:30 until 4:30 pm.

Draft Program of the 2010 Writing & Social Justice Conference