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A Conversation with Genie Giaimo: On Wellness and Care in the Writing Center

By |May 3rd, 2021|

For the third episode of Slow Agency, we talked with Dr. Genie Giamo, Assistant Professor and the Director of the Writing Center at Middlebury College in Vermont and current co-chair of the IWCA Collaborative. Our conversation centers on Genie's editorial work on the most recent WLN Digital Edited Collection titled Wellness and Care in the Writing Center Work. We hope you'll check it out!

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A Conversation with Asao Inoue Part 1: Labor-based Contract Grading and the Writing Classroom

By |March 30th, 2021|

For the second installment of Slow Agency, we spoke with Dr. Asao Inoue, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University, author of Antiracist writing assessment ecologies: Teaching and assessing for a socially just future (2015) and Labor-based grading contracts: Building equity and inclusion in the compassionate writing classroom (2017). The first half of our conversation centered on his work on labor-based contract grading and the writing classroom.

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Academic Writing Education at Ashoka University, India —  A Close Look at the YIF Critical Writing Program

By |March 19th, 2021|

Just two decades ago, there was relatively much less academic writing instruction at the higher education level in the country. However, over the last two decades, a slow but steady growth in writing programs and centers has happened. Ashoka University, which was one of the first that began this work, continues to be a significant voice and model in the expanding writing pedagogy movement in India.

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A Collaborative Directorship Follow-up: Starting an Advisory or Advocacy Board, Part 2

By |March 12th, 2021|

In Part 1 of this series, Dr. Moroski-Rigney shared research on starting an advisory board with advice about naming, writing a charter, choosing members, and starting an assessment plan. In Part 2, she will focus on two pieces—the first meeting and sustaining an active and effective board. 

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A Collaborative Directorship Follow-up: Starting an Advisory or Advocacy Board, Part 1

By |March 5th, 2021|

This 2-part piece, written by Stacia Lael Moroski-Rigney, is a follow-up to Watkins (now Moroski-Rigney), Stacia, Scott Whiddon, and Rhyan Conyers' “Writing Center Advisory Boards: Administrative Structures and the Good Work We Do” in 2018. Part 1 presents a practical “getting started” guide to creating an efficient and effective writing center board. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week on setting up the first meeting and maintaining a successful board.

It’s been a learning experience. The writing center community remains tight knit in the online space. We hold hands and provide each other emotional support. Writing camps have gone virtual for now. Let’s keep reflecting upon our collective experiences.

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