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Tutors as Scholars

As part of the Tutoring Writing course, Writing Center tutors are involved in either individual or collaborative research projects on some aspect of writing center theory and practice. Other research projects continue throughout the year. Tutors travel to make scholarly presentations of their work at the Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association Conference each fall and at the East Central Writing Centers Association Conference each spring.

2009 East Central Writing Centers Association Conference
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Kent Group ECWCA 2009 Stacy Yvonne ECWCA 2009 Leroy Andrew ECWCA 2009

Left: Tutors and their Directors from both the Kent Campus and Stark Campus Writing Centers.

Center and Right: Stacy Orsich, Yvonne Williamson, Leroy White, and Andrew Rihn presented a panel entitled "Extinct in the Wild?: Re-Introducing Theory into the Center via Continued Tutor Education."

Nicole ECWCA 2009 Kara ECWCA 2009 Stephanie ECWCA 2009

Left: Nicole Whitmer presented a session on "The Effects of Gender Stereotyping in the Writing Center." 

Center: Kara Carowick presented on "Learning Disabilities and the Writing Center."

Right: Stephanie Gallagher presented "Concerning Professor Involvement in the Writing Center."

Dr. Jay Sloan
Writing Center Director