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Writing Centers in the 2-Year College: A Free Online Talk-Time Conference [Updated]

[Updated 1/24/2012]

The program for the online talk-time conference Writing Centers in the 2-Year College is set!  For more information about conference attendance, please visit .  The information isn’t up yet, but should be shortly.  I’ll be sure to update you all when it is up.  It is going to be an excellent conference!  I am particularly pleased by the number of sessions being lead by community college peer tutors.   It will be an excellent way to kick of International Writing Centers Week 2012 (Feb 12-18).

Here is the unedited schedule [with links to the online conference rooms] to whet your appetites:

Note: Rooms will be open for admission 30 minutes before each session.
1:00-2:00 pm EST
“Two Year College Writing Centers ‘By the Numbers’”
Jill Reglin, Lansing Community College
3:00-4:00 pm EST
“What We Do, What We Have Done, and What We Should Do: A Sabbatical-Long Look into a Community College Writing Center Boiled Down to a Palatable Size”
Megan Schutte, Community College of Baltimore County

1:00-2:00 pm EST
“Does the Lab Look Like Me?  Exploring the Experiences of Diverse Populations”
Kellie Roblin, Corrine Cozzaglio, Peer Writing Tutors, Grand Rapids Community College
2:30-3:30 pm EST
“Our Turn to Serve: Equipping Veterans for Academic Victory”
Ian Ferraris, Peer Writing Consultant, Illinois Central College
3:30-4:30 pm EST
“Enriching Cultural Experience Through Conversation Partners at a Two-Year College” (30 mins)  Karyn Phillips, Peer Writing Consultant, Illinois Central College
“Making a Challenge a Practice” (30 mins)
Vlora Ademi, Peer Consultant, Illinois Central College

1:00-2:00 pm EST
“Writing into the 21st Century” – Facilitated Discussion
Darryl Mangles, Peer Writing Tutor, Lansing Community College
2:30-3:30 pm EST
“Online Writing Workshops”
Daphne Figueroa, Amy Beeman, Kim Kennelly, San Diego Miramar College
4:00-5:00 pm EST
Takes place in Second Life
 “Tutoring in Second Life: Writing Center Practices in an Online Virtual Reality Environment”
Larry Giddings, Roxanne Yelvington, Pikes Peak Community College, Boulder, CO
Note: One hour pre-session orientation required. Contact Larry Giddings.

2:00-3:00pm EST

“How to Support a Writer Struggling with Self-Doubt” (30 mins)
Kelsey Phillis, Peer Writing Consultant, Illinois Central College
“Learning From Our Stories: Tutoring Against Stereotypes” (30 mins)
Anjali Jaiman, Britney Francis, Shazia Alam, Peer Tutors , Bronx Community College
3:30-4:30pm EST
“Boundaries and Authority”
Stephanie K. Brub, Carissa K. Nakamura, Peer Tutors, Leeward Community College
12:00-1:00 pm

“Pens and Needles: Creating a Health Career Student Focused Peer-Tutor Based Writing Program”
Edward Nehrig, Peer Writing Consultant, Illinois Central College
1:30-2:30 pm EST
“Change on a Shoe String”
Daphne Figueroa, Cheryl Reed, Matthew White, San Diego Miramar College


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