New Podcast Presentations by Katrin Girgensohn


Collaborative Learning, From the Director, Higher Education, International Writing Centers, Madison Area Writing Center Colloquium, Peer Tutoring, Podcasts, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Center Research, Writing Centers

All of us at the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are delighted to share two new podcasts from our theory and research series, featuring Katrin Girgensohn, a faculty member and Director of the Writing Center at European University Viadrina in Germany and one of the leading writing center scholars in Europe. During 2011-12, […]

June 21, 2012

The Madison Area Writing Center Colloquium


Big 10 Writing Centers, Community Writing Assistance, Disability and Writing Centers, Events, From the Director, Graduate Students, International Writing Centers, IWCA, Madison Area Writing Center Colloquium, Midwest Writing Centers Association, Student Voices, The Online Writing Center, UW-Madison Writing Center Alumni Voices, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Center Research, Writing Center Workshops, Writing Centers, Writing Fellows

I’ve long argued that writing centers at research universities should prepare interested doctoral students to lead strong, innovative writing centers and WAC programs when they move into their faculty careers.  And that we should do this in systematic and sustained ways.  Being a dedicated, successful, experienced writing tutor is of course a necessary part of […]

February 20, 2012

Starting a slow-writing movement


Collaborative Learning, From the Director, Higher Education, Peer Tutoring, Tutorial Talk and Methods, Writing Center Theory, Writing Center Tutors, Writing Centers

As we launched a new semester in our writing center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this past week, I loved listening to the lively buzz in our center emanating from conversations about writing projects.  And as I eavesdropped, I was reminded of how much I value slow, detailed, substantial conversations about writing in progress. Our […]

January 24, 2011

New Podcast Interviews with Neal Lerner


From the Director, Podcasts, Writing Centers

We’re delighted to share three new podcasts from our research and professional series, featuring Neal Lerner, who is the director of training in communication instruction for the program in writing and humanistic studies at MIT.  Neal is a long-time writing center director and tutor, a former co-editor of The Writing Center Journal, an award-winning scholar […]

August 16, 2010

The UW-Madison Writing Center Turns 40


Classes, Community Writing Assistance, Events, From the Director, The Online Writing Center, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Centers, Writing Fellows

Last October the Writing Center held an open house to celebrate the Center’s 40th birthday. Well over 100 students and colleagues came from across campus to— chat with our staff peruse posters about our programs sample our podcasts and our online consultations and videos of in-person consultations nibble on birthday cake from Lane’s Bakery and […]

February 3, 2010