Lines of Connection/ Lines of Communication
January 29-30, 2015
University of Mississippi, Oxford
The Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi is excited to announce the annual Mississippi Writing Centers Association (MSWCA) conference held in conjunction with UM’s own fourth annual TutorCon in Oxford, MS, on January 29-30, 2015.
This year’s theme, “Lines of Connection, Lines of Communication,” seeks to capture/explore the ways in which writing centers communicate and connect across communities, institutions, campuses, and digital/technological pathways. These lines of communication and connection loop, echo, and build on each other in important and complex ways. As the writing center model expands in Mississippi at the university, community college, and secondary school levels, our collaborations throughout our communities warrant consideration and celebration. Additionally, the incorporation of more and more technology into writing center practices presents both exciting opportunities and complicated challenges for our relationships with the groups we serve.
By staging TutorCon alongside MSWCA, we aim for a conference where administrators, tutors, and students are able to explore these issues together by sharing strategies and experiences, challenging norms, and drawing attention to key areas for improvement. We call for proposals that emphasize the creation, reuse/repurposing, and expansion of past, current, and new lines of communication and connection.
Deadline for Submission: December 1, 2014