East Central Writing Centers Association 40th Annual Conference

The Ohio State University

March 23-25, 2018

WELCOME to the 2018 East Central Writing Centers Association Conference and to the great city of Columbus and The Ohio State University! We are so honored to be hosting the conference on its 40th anniversary. Incidentally, it has been 10 years since OSU last hosted the conference. A lot has changed in that time, both in our professional world, as well as in the larger political landscape of our country. Studies regarding labor and self-care in the writing center are increasingly important to the work that we do. We hope that this conference inspires you to think about labor practices and self-care practices in your writing centers and to implement new policies that ensure the safety and flourishing of your colleagues and clients. Furthermore, we want to honor the work that you do, as writing center tutors and researchers. We recognize that the peer-to-peer connection is a liminal one and that, for many writing center workers, the student employee role is a blurry one in which rights and resources are not always fully defined. The role of writing centers in social justice and anti-racist work is also not yet fully defined, yet we are seeing a growing demand for centers to align their pedagogies with more outward facing missions that speak to anti-racist pedagogies. To that end, our conference aims to listen to voices systematically dropped out of professional conversations about writing center work--we have a sponsored roundtable presented by Digital Black Lit (Literatures & Literacies) and Composition or DBLAC, we have presentations about LGBTQ identity and disability in writing centers, and we will hear voices from our sister writing centers in two year colleges, regional campuses, and high schools, both in general sessions as well as in our professions roundtable Saturday afternoon (following lunch and the awards ceremony). Occupational hazards come in many guises, and we hope this conference is informative but also that it inspires you to make changes in your own institutions and centers. Enjoy the conference, and, if you have questions, look for volunteers wearing black and red T-shirts with OSU Writing Center on them. We look forward to seeing you during the weekend!


Dr. Genie Nicole Giaimo

ECWCA Conference Chair

Writing Center Director, The Ohio State University

Special Invitation to Sponsored Roundtable

Session I, Sunday 3/25, 10:10 a.m.

Denney, 311

Writings on the Wall: Race and Professional Development in the Writing Center

Sherita V. Roundtree, Khirsten L. Echols, Louis M. Maraj

ECWCA would like to extend a special invitation to conference attendees to participate in a sponsored roundtable facilitated by Digital Black Lit (Literatures/Literacies) and Composition (DBLAC). This workshop explores issues of race in spaces like the writing center, and discusses how these racialized spaces affect the professional experiences of students of color in historically white institutions. Using anti-racist (Condon and Young, 2016; Greenfield and Rowan, 2012; Geller, Condon, and Carroll, 2012) and Black feminist frameworks (Lorde, 1984; Hill-Collins, 1990; Nayak, 2014), this workshop helps participants consider the tools needed to foster professional development opportunities and spaces of belonging for marginalized students of color at their institutions.

DBLAC is an inter-institutional network of Black-identified graduate students in fields related to the study of language, literacies, and literature at US institutions. DBLAC aims to create and cultivate spaces in which its members might share, discuss, and exchange their work and experiences, to encourage the retention and prosperity of Black academics. We act as a learning community for professional development, networking, and resource-pooling that maintains a generative presence at academic events.

Please visit http://dblac.org/ to find out more.

Keynote Speaker Biographies

Friday Night Keynote, Tutoring the Whole Person:

Emotions, Writing Development and Emotional Labor in the Writing Center

Dana Lynn Driscoll is an Associate Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches in the Composition and TESOL doctoral program. Her scholarly interests include writing centers, writing transfer, RAD research methodologies, learning theory, and writing assessment. Her work has appeared in journals such as Writing Center Journal, Writing Program Administration, Assessing Writing, Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, and Teaching and Learning Inquiry. Her co-authored work with Sherry Wynn-Perdue, “Theory, Lore, and More: An Analysis of RAD Research in the Writing Center Journal, 1980-2009” won the International Writing Center Association’s 2012 Outstanding Article of the Year Award. While completing her Ph.D. at Purdue University, she served as the Coordinator and Technical Coordinator of the Purdue OWL.

Saturday afternoon Keynote, Professions Round table

Shawn Casey is Assistant Professor of English at Columbus State Community College where he Coordinates the Writing Center and teaches English Composition and American Literature. At Columbus State he also served as Faculty Fellow for Dual Credit courses. He has a vignette on Writing About Writing pedagogy in the community college classroom forthcoming in the collection: Next Steps: New Directions In/For Writing About Writing. He received his PhD in Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy Studies from the Ohio State University in 2012.

Cynthia Lin received her Ph.D. in Education from The Ohio State University and is working as the Academic Success Center and Writing Center Coordinator at the OSU-Marion campus.

Betsy Woods is the English Department Chair at Milford High School where she has taught for the past 19 years. In addition, she teaches English Composition at Xavier University and serves as the Professional Liaison for the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University. While working as an adjunct at Miami University, she recognized the value of writing centers for students and faculty alike and wanted to bring the concept to the high school level. Despite a budget crisis and limited funds, Betsy established a Student-Led Writing Center at Milford High School in 2011. Today Milford High School’s writing center has over 50 student consultants and is open during all school bells and occasionally after school. Recently, in conjunction with The Ohio Writing Project, Betsy taught a course for high school teachers about creating writing centers and assisted teachers at several area high schools in opening their own writing centers.




Dining Suggestions:

Lunch (Close to conference proceedings)


Dinner Suggestions (close to Gateway Theater/Keynote):


Other events on campus:

Poets, Punks, and Pioneers explores American literature through the lens of self-published works, from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass (1855) to Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues (2014). For some, self-publishing has a negative connotation, commonly dismissed as the domain of bad writing and irrelevant authors. Yet it has been the means of introducing some of the most important, remarkable, and beloved works of American literature. This exhibit features the untold stories of writers who self-published and what they risked to do so. Curator Jolie Braun selected works of American literature to highlight the collection of OSU’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. Contact for Additional Information: Jolie Braun, braun.338@osu.edu. Free and open to the public.

Friday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.


2017-2018 ECWCA Board

President: Leigh Ann Meyer, Indiana University Southeast, lmeyer@ius.edu

Past President: Sherry Wynn Perdue, Oakland University, Michigan, wynn@oakland.edu

Past President: Courtney Werner, Monmouth University, New Jersey, cwerner@monmouth.edu

Treasurer: Trixie Smith, Michigan State University, smit1254@msu.edu


At-Large Representative (2015-2018): Daniel Lawson, Central Michigan University, lawso3d@cmich.edu

At-Large Representative (2016-2019): Marilee Brooks-Gillies, IUPUI, Indiana, marilee.brooks@gmail.com

At Large Representative (2017-2020): Helen Raica-Klotz, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, klotz@svsu.edu

At-Large Representative (2017-2020): Eleni Siatra, Indiana University East, esiatra@iue.edu

At-Large Representative (2017-2019): Genie Giaimo, The Ohio State University, giaimo.13@osu.edu

Two-year College Representative (2017-2019): Louis Noakes, louis.mt.noakes06@gmail.com

Secondary School Representative (2017-2019): Kyle Boswell, South Haven High School, krolkm@gmail.com

Graduate Student Representative (2017-2018):  KC Chan, IUPUI, Indiana, kc1@iu.edu

Undergraduate Student Representative (2017-2018):  Natalie Noland, Oakland University, Michigan, nmnoland@oakland.edu

Editor and Webmaster:  Dianna Baldwin, Michigan State University, dbaldwin831@yahoo.com

2018 Conference Chair: Genie Giaimo, The Ohio State University, giaimo.13@osu.edu

General Conference Schedule

Friday March 23, 2018

Denney Hall 311

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Registration/Check-in, Denney 311

1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.: Coffee and snacks

18th Avenue Library Research Commons, Thompson Library, and Denney Hall

2:10 p.m.- 3:10 p.m.: Session A

3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.: Session B

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Session C

5:30 Groups leave from Denney 311 and 18th Ave. Research Commons to Gateway

Gateway Film Center

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Keynote, Dr. Dana Driscoll

Saturday March 24, 2018

Denney Hall 311

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Registration/Check-in, Denney 311

8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.: Light Breakfast

Research Commons and Denney Hall

9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.: Session D

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Session E

Gateway Film Center

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch  and Award Ceremony (Provided)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Professions Talk (Roundtable)

Denney Hall 311

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Registration/Check-in, Denney 311

Thompson Library and Denney Hall

3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.: Session F

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Session G

Sunday March 25, 2018

Denney Hall 311

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Registration/Check-in, Denney 311

8:00 a.m. -  9:00 a.m.: Light Breakfast

Research Commons and Denney Hall

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Session H

10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.: Session I

11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Session J

Friday Afternoon, March 23, 2018

2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.: Concurrent Session A (Fri. 3/23)


Thompson Library 150A

A Labor of Love: Writing Centers as Safe Space(s) at a Two-Year College

Leah Schell-Barber and Devon Anderson

Thompson Library 150B

Joining Forces: The Benefits of Writing Center and Library Partnerships

         Genie Giaimo, Nicole Hernandez, Jen Schnabel

Research Commons, Brainstorming A/B

Starting and Maintaining an Inclusive Conversation Support Community in the Writing Center

Robert Murdock, Kara Anand-Gall, Daniel Sansing and Eric Van Hoose

Research Commons Classroom #352

Assessment of Student Understanding of the Writing Process in Ashland University Writing Center

Maura Grady and Bethany Meadows

Revisiting the Ideas of “Making” and “Better” for Writers and Papers

Aaron Wilder

Research Commons, Colloquia (no computer provided, only hook-up)

Methods of Starting a New Writing Center in a Secondary School without Adding Too Much to Your Plate: Time

Management Strategies and Combating Challenges that May Arise

Beth Hunter

The 10th Circle of Hell: Analytical Writing in College

Aidan Grant.

Training Tactics For Writing Consultants

Abigail Woodward

3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Concurrent Session B (Fri. 3/23)


Thompson Library 150A

Be a Part of Connecting Communities and Creating Stories: An Invitational Roundtable

Trixie Smith, Dianna Baldwin, Rachel Robinson, Elise Dixon and Wilfredo Flores

Research Commons, Brainstorming A/B

Dialogic Interaction: Asynchronous Consulting Strategies

Dora Cheng

Digital Fatigue and Appointment Scheduling Technologies: A Study of User Needs and Usability in WCOnline vs.


Jenelle Dembsey

Research Commons Classroom #352

Burnout or Burning Brightly: Reflections on Piloting an Embedded Tutoring Program

Courtney Bates, Nicole Diederich, Peyton Sibert and Erin Weirrick

Research Commons, Colloquia (no computer provided, only hook-up)

Renewal Advice from Coaching Expert Richard Boyatzis

Mary McDonald

The Art of Not Writing on Student Papers: Tools to Empower Both the Consultant and Client

Amanda Miller

Denney 238

Self-Care as Writing Center Best Practice: Reflections, Strategies, and Implications

Brianne Radke, Amanda Ratliff, and Abby Aquilino

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Concurrent Session C (Fri. 3/23)


Thompson Library 150A

Why do the Good Tutors Have to Graduate?

Rachel Carroll and Therese Miller

Research Commons, Brainstorming A/B

Writing Groups in the Writing Center: Strengthening the Ongoing Writing Support

Janice Jung, Miriam Bourgeois, Allison Talbot, Yanan Zhao and Dora Cheng

Research Commons Classroom #352

Focus Toys in the Writing Center

Mark Frantz

Kinesthetic Writing

        Rylan Lee

Research Commons, Colloquia (no computer provided, only hook-up)

“Utilizing Foundational College Student Development Theory to Inform Consulting Pedagogy”

Michael Carroll and Marie Ibarra

Denny 207

Culturally Sustaining Partnerships: The University Writing Center as Community Collaborator, Roundtable

Michael Shirzadian, Alicia Nunez, Robert Lowery, Chloe Heins

Denney 213

Balancing Anxiety & Tutoring

Robin Clark, Madeline Steward and Jordan Roach

Denney 238

Forging a Way of Being

        Chair: Brent House

Monica Flickinger, Katlyn Furlong, Kevin Jenkins and Lindsay Kastroll 

Denney 262

The New Normal? DeCentered Writing Centers and Faculty Mentorship

Anthony Edgington, Robert Imbur and Suzanne Smith

Denney 268

Developing a Culture of Mentorship: Models for High School / University Writing Center Partnerships

Helen Raica-Klotz and Jordan Hessbrook


NOTE: There will be OSU WC staff members leading groups over to the Gateway Film Center starting at 5:30. Groups will leave from the Research Commons main area, as well as from Denney 311. Look for black and red t-shirts!


6:00 - 7:30: Gateway Film Center

Keynote Speaker Dr. Dana Lynn Driscoll

Saturday Morning, March 24, 2018

9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.: Concurrent Session D (Sat. 3/24)


Research Commons, Brainstorming A/B

Improving the Culture for Writing across Campus

Robert W. Holderer, Zachary Corwin, Livia Homerski

Chicanx/Latinx Labor and Collaboration

Cristian Lambaren Sanchez

Research Commons, Colloquia  (no computer provided, only hook-up)

Multilingual Diversity in Writing Center Sessions

Samuel Stinson

Unapparent Ties: How a Writing Center Can Benefit Foreign Language Students

Casey Hussong

Necessity of Genre Awareness in Communication, Motivation, and Decolonization

JJ Gramlich

Denney 202

Turning Writers into Authors: Empower Helpless Writers

Katelyn Malik and Heidi Gibbs

Denney 209

What's in a name? : Challenging possible myths of International consultants

Aoxuan Cao and Varshini Balaji

Denney 213

Identity Construction of Multilingual Tutors in Writing Centers

Wenqi Cui

Reflecting on Language and Its Power to Define: An Investigation of Labeling Non-native Speakers of English in the Writing Center

Emma Kirsch

Denney 238

Bridging the Disciplinary Gaps within the Writing Center

Victoria Boyd-Jennings, Joseph Payne, Leslie Wasmuth and Kayla Taylor

Denney 245

Writing Centers and Disclosure: Accommodating Mental Health Characteristics Through Therapeutic Writing

Kayla Hensley, Ashley Taber and Bella Ramirez

Denney 250

Assessing Linguistic Bias in New Writing Center Consultants

        Benjamin Sparks

Writing in the World of Business

        Tyler Fedewa

Denney 262

Student, Tutor, Teacher: Negotiating the Roles and Responsibilities of Graduate Teaching Assistants

        Stacie Covington

With Great Power Comes Great Anxiety: The Liminality, Leadership, and Labor of Graduate Student Administrators in the Writing Center

        Kathryn Hampshire

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Concurrent Session E (Sat. 3/24)

____________________________________________________________________________Research Commons, Brainstorming A/B

We Can Print for Free, Right?: Exploring the Tutor's Role in a Newly-Created Writing Center

Suzanne Obrien, Therese Majeski, Lisa Green, Andrew Kovacs, and Alexis Faley

Research Commons Classroom #352

We Are Tutors, Too!: An International Tutor Trying to Reach Out to the International Student Population

        Romaisha Rahman

Aligning With the Center: How We Elicit Tutee Perspectives in Writing Center Scholarship

Yanar Hashlamon

Research Commons, Colloquia  (no computer provided, only hook-up)

Deep Acting as a Way to Mitigate Tutor Burnout

        Kacie Prologo

Elements of Problematic Sessions

Rebecca Acker

Health and Wellness in the Writing Center: Tutors as Strength Trainers

        Jennifer Baggett

Denney 202

Peaks and Troughs of Writing Center Administrative Labor: Strategies to Avoid Overwork

Laura Leavitt

Teaching Self-Care: A Labor of Love

Stephanie Hilliard

Denney 213

Embodied Rhetoric and the Writing Center Session as Multimodal Genre

Daniel Lawson

Denney 245

Hazard Yet Forward: The Personal and Professional Benefits of Reflection for All Writing Center Staff

Corey Niles, Kim Pennesi and Katelyn Stebbins

Denney 250

Spreading the Word: How Spotlighting Consultants and Their Talents Can Alleviate Anxiety for Writing Centers

Caitlyn Carey and William Sapp

Tutor Training Touch Ups

Clay Waidelich

Building confidence and encouraging consultant self-care: Using the Gibbs Reflective Cycle as a tool for professional development

        Christina Klimo

Denney 262

Session Reflection as a Multipurpose Learning Narrative (Roundtable Session)

Kara Anand-Gall, Sharon Disher, Daniel Sansing and Eric Van Hoose

Saturday Afternoon, March 24, 2018

12:00 - 3:00 Lunch, ECWCA Awards, and Professions Roundtable at the Gateway Film Center.


Writing Center Work, Across the Profession: Cynthia Lin (The Ohio State University at Marion); Betsy Woods (Milford High School); Shawn Casey (Columbus State Community College)


Please Note Schedule Change: All Saturday afternoon sessions are in Denney Hall and Thompson Library, rather than 18th Ave. Library Research Commons.


3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.: Concurrent Session F (Sat. 3/24)


Special Viewing of Becoming an Ally: Tutoring Multilingual Writers by Talinn Phillips, Rachael Ryerson, and Candace Stewart with Production by Matt and Carrie Love. Runtime 96 minutes. Film will span sessions F and G.

To be held in Denney 265.

Thompson Library 150A

How do we recruit and retain diverse writing consultants in the WC?: A Roundtable Exploration

Trixie Smith, Jerrice Donelson, Wonderful Faison and Cristian Lambaren Sanchez

Thompson Library 150B

if a brown girl speaks in the writing center, does she really make a sound? - on the daily reality of having our authority questioned and how we heal

Raquel Wright-Márquez, Shana Toor and Marie Alexandra Ibarra

Thompson Library 149

Space and Access for LGBTQ and Nonbinary Students and Tutors in Writing Centers

Beth Towle, Jacob English and Ruben Ramanathan

Denney 202

Exploring Language Ideologies: A Model for Tutor Reflection

        Lara Hauer

How Tutors Respond to Grammar Requests in Written Feedback

Andrew Yim

The Writing Center within the School: Destabilizing Academic Power Structures

Brandon Best

Denney 209

“Organize, Don't Agonize”: Preparing to Write Outside Of Your Discipline

Destiney Phillips

Diversification of Writing Center Consultants: Incorporating the Trickster Mindset into the Writing Center Community

        Sarah Fisher

Denney 213

“Hazardous de-coding”: Developing an Explicit Statement on Student’s Identity Work

Leah Bublitz and Brett Griffiths

Denney 238

“Treat Yourself” and Follow Donna’s Advice: Using Technology for Tutor Training & Communication

Megan Kropfelder, Aja Carten and Raven Smith

Denney 245

Reflecting on our Work in the Community: A Case Study of One Tutor’s Reflection Journals Detailing His Work in a Regional Prison

Chris Giroux and Josh Atkins

Denney 250

Multilingual Speakers and Cultural Empathy in the Writing Center

Danielle Orozco

Denney 262

Keeping a Clear Head: Graduate Student Wellness Through Writing Center Work

Janine Morris, Veronica Diaz and Noemi Nunez.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Concurrent Session G (Sat. 3/24)


Special Viewing of Becoming an Ally: Tutoring Multilingual Writers by Talinn Phillips, Rachael Ryerson, and Candace Stewart with Production by Matt and Carrie Love. Runtime 96 minutes. Film will span sessions F and G.

To be held in Denney 265.

Thompson Library 150A

Improving Intercultural Skills: Developing Communicative Flexibility and Tolerance of Ambiguity in the Writing Center

Vicki Kennell

Thompson Library 150B

Imposter Syndrome in the Writing Center: A Roundtable Discussion

Hannah Rau and Lindsey Demaree

Thompson Library 149

Setting Successful Boundaries as Self-Care

Delaney Francis

Denney 202

Developing a Tutoring Philosophy: The Importance of Reflection in Tutor Development

Claire Thompson

A Multi-Center Consultation: Continued Training and Professional Development through Consultant Exchanges

Marc Papa and Christina Klimo

Denney 209

A Guide on Integrating Mindful Mentorship in Writing Center Work

Carmen Meza, Barbara Betz and Samuel Head

Denney 213

Stories of Kindness Week: How Connection Changed Our Community

Kelin Hull, Sarah Fisher, Ijada Jackson-Macon, Austin Roberts

Denney 238

Challenges for the New Writing Center Administrator: Reframing the Writing Center Discourse through Rhetorical Listening and Reciprocity

David Marquard

Critical Empathy and Collaborative Fact-Engagement in the Trump Age: A Writing Center Approach

Shannon McKeehen

Denney 245

Problematic Popularity: Navigating Whole-Class Required Visits by Using Workshops and Templates to Ease New Tutor Anxiety

Karen Horwath, Alexandra Cochran and Megan Levy

Denney 250

Losing My Religion: The Ways Writing Centers Change Us

Melanie Rabine-Johnson

Write Like a Girl: Embracing our Narrative "from Feminized to Feminist"

K.C. Chan-Brose

Denney 262

Promoting Self-care and reflection Through Surveys

Halley Best

Sunday Morning, March 25, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Concurrent Session H (Sun. 3/25)


Research Commons, Brainstorming A/B

Blurring Boundaries Journal: A Presentation to Publication Informational Roundtable

Dianna Baldwin and Marilee Brooks-Gillies

Research Commons Classroom #352

Mindfulness Matters: A Study of Self-Care and its Effects on Presence During Sessions

Robbi Henson, Jessie Dion and Karissa Uhlig

Avoiding an Occupational Hazard: Mindfully Supporting Undergraduate Tutor Research in the Writing Center

Hillary Degner

Research Commons, Colloquia  (no computer provided, only hook-up)

Decolonization, Writing Centers, and Alternative Narratives: Weaving Decolonial Stories of Resistance

Varshini Balaji

Denney 202

“Treat Yo’ Self”: Self-Care as an Essential Writing Center Practice

Alyssa Chrisman

Denney 209

Language Statements as Activism: Supporting Student Language Choices in the Center

Autumn Laws, Kenlea Pebbles, Kris Rowe and Stephanie Aguilar-Smith

Denney 213

The Occupational Hazards of being an International Tutor: Working with Non-Native Speakers of English Abroad

Renee Okenka, Samantha Geffert

Denney 238
Between Two Ferns: Negotiating the Challenges of Embedded Tutoring

Jacqueline Kauza, Emma Dotson, Rylan Lee, Dana Ferbrache-Darr

Denney 245

From Blood Orange to Big Windows: The Evolution of a Writing Center Literary Magazine

Tom Zimmerman

Code-Meshing as a Model for Wholeness: Idea Exchange for Mesh Magazine

Lindsay Ellis and Alyssa Evans

Denney 262

Biographical Consulting: How Consultant Bios Affect Clients and Consultations

Joseph Cheatle, Lynn Ferro, Jessica Kukla and Amber Abboud

10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.: Concurrent Session I (Sun. 3/25)


Denny 311

Special Sponsored DBLAC Session:

Writings on the Wall: Race and Professional Development in the Writing Center

        Sherita V. Roundtree, Khirsten L. Echols, Louis M. Maraj

This interactive workshop led by Digital Black Lit (Literatures/Literacies) and Composition (DBLAC) explores issues of race in spaces like the writing center, and discusses how these racialized spaces affect the professional experiences of students of color in historically white institutions. Using anti-racist (Condon and Young, 2016; Greenfield and Rowan, 2012; Geller, Condon, and Carroll, 2012) and Black feminist frameworks (Lorde, 1984; Hill-Collins, 1990; Nayak, 2014), this workshop helps participants consider the tools needed to foster professional development opportunities and spaces of belonging for marginalized students of color at their institutions.

Research Commons, Brainstorming A/B

It’s Your Session, You Can Cry if You Want To: Preparing Consultants for Emotionally-Charged Appointments

Kathryn Hampshire, Amory Orchard, Noah Patterson and Raquel Wright-Márquez.

Research Commons Classroom #352

Mindfully Understanding and Supporting Authority

Zachery Koppelmann

Sound and Space: Ambience in the Writing Center

Brandon Spaulding

Denney 202

Becoming an Ally for Multilingual Writers: A Critical Reflection on Collaboration and Composition

Talinn Phillips, Rachael Ryerson and David Johnson

Denney 209

Scaffolding in the Center

Grace Rosenbarger

Denney 213

Using Humor in Role Negotiation: Alleviating Power Dynamics in the Writing Center

JJ Gramlich

Denney 245

d/Deaf Accommodations

Stephanie Meranda

Denney 262

Disability and Normalcy on Higher Education Writing Center Websites: Interrogating the Problematic Effects of Digital Texts

Stephanie Quinn

Tutors Mental Health Resources Awareness

Brittany Brown

Under Pressure: Effects of Retention and Academic Support Efforts on the Labor of Peer and Professional Tutors

Catharine Boyle

11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Concurrent Session J (Sun. 3/25)


Research Commons, Colloquia  (no computer provided, only hook-up)

Practicing Motherhood: Navigating the Working Mother Identity in Writing Centers

K.C. Chan-Brose

Research Commons, Brainstorming A/B

Occupational Hazards Online: Developing Sustainable Consulting Practices in a Digital World

Armon Edmundson, James White and Kathryn Hampshire

Research Commons Classroom #352

The Failings of Directive and Nondirective Etymology: Rhetorical and Textual Analysis

Tyler Begg, Kailey Mau and Libby Bauman

Denney 209

#ShameSpiral: Vulnerability in Writing Center Work

Rachel Robinson, Lauren Brentnell and Elise Dixon

Denney 213

Wellness, Writing Groups, and Writers Guild: Community Building as Self Care

Jennifer Finstrom

Redefining Self-Care and Writing

Brian Wigman

Writing for Life: Using Writing to Make Peace with the Past

Kristyn Jones

Denney 238

Words Are Prescriptions: Developing Intra-Center Self-Care Strategies

Katie Sams, Bayleigh Saulmon and Jj Gramlich

Denney 245

Moments of Motivation

Katie Zebell and Mike Mattison

Denney 262

Client Report Forms: A Reflection

Sam Turner

Looking Back: Transitioning from Writing-Centered Work to Reflection in Consultations

Nick Fendinger

A Special Thanks to Our 2018 ECWCA Sponsors and our Conference Co-host the OSU Libraries and Research Commons at 18th Avenue Library!


Save the Date for the 2019 ECWCA Conference at University of Dayton March 28 - 30, 2019!