Faculty and Writing Center consultants present at national peer-tutoring conference

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 by addavis

Instructors and writing center directors and consultants from The Department of Writing and Rhetoric recently presented papers and participated in round table discussions at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing and the International Writing Centers Association’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Attendees included Ms. Taylor Brack, Ole Miss senior and an undergraduate writing consultant in the University’s Oxford campus writing center; Ms. Jeanine Rauch, Director of the DeSoto Campus’s writing center; Mr. Ben Lowery, W&R adjunct instructor and past assistant director of the Oxford writing center; Mr. Brad Campbell, director of the Oxford campus writing center; and Dr. Alice Johnston Myatt, W&R associate director.

Presentations included papers on the best practices of collaborative work, online tutoring of writing, and the development of TutorCon, an annual event that is planned by the University’s writing center consultants and administrators. TutorCon brings writing center tutors and directors from across Mississippi to the beautiful Oxford campus for a day of professional development, giving them an opportunity to share experiences and strategies about the way in which writing centers work with student writers, helping them to become more confident and flexible in their writing skills.

W&R Representation at NCPTW

W&R Representation at NCPTW

Brad Campbell, Ben Lowery, and Taylor Brack Present

Brad Campbell, Ben Lowery, and Taylor Brack Present