Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ECWCA Presentation Ideas

What could we potentially do for an ECWCA presentation session? Here's what you need to consider about presentation sessions: Presenters will address a specific issue or topic in writing center work as a group or from multiple perspectives. These sessions typically feature 3 speakers and include 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Potential Categories for Topics:
  • Ethical considerations for tutoring students working on high-stakes documents (e.g. application essays for college, graduate school, fellowships, or jobs)
  • Ethical considerations of long-term tutoring relationships
  • Definitions of ethics in the workplace, the academy, and the field
  • Ethical considerations for community engagement
  • Approaches for tutoring papers on controversial topics
  • Foundationalist and antifoundationalist conceptions of ethics
  • Negotiating identity in the writing center
  • Structures of leadership and authority in the writing center
  • Teaching ethics to beginning tutors
  • Ethics in writing center publications
  • The ethics of researching writing centers, tutors, and students

ECWCA Poster Session Ideas

What could we potentially do for an ECWCA poster session? Here's what you need to consider about poster sessions: Posters present research results or works-in-progress in a visual display and will be featured in an exhibition in the main conference hall. Presenters will have an opportunity to interact with attendees and answer questions during a designated poster presentation session.

Potential Categories for Topics:

  • Ethical considerations for tutoring students working on high-stakes documents (e.g. application essays for college, graduate school, fellowships, or jobs)
  • Ethical considerations of long-term tutoring relationships
  • Definitions of ethics in the workplace, the academy, and the field
  • Ethical considerations for community engagement
  • Approaches for tutoring papers on controversial topics
  • Foundationalist and antifoundationalist conceptions of ethics
  • Negotiating identity in the writing center
  • Structures of leadership and authority in the writing center
  • Teaching ethics to beginning tutors
  • Ethics in writing center publications
  • The ethics of researching writing centers, tutors, and students