The purpose of the PNWCA is to further the theoretical, practical, and political interests of writing center professionals, and to encourage dialogue about writing and learning among students, faculty and staff. Membership includes writing center staff from Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington and the Yukon.
Founded and affiliated with the International Writing Centers Association in 2004, the PNWCA and its officers truly wish to represent the needs unique to writing centers in our North American geographical region.
If you're a writing center professional from the region--and, yes, that includes writing tutors, consultants, assistants, and graduate teaching assistants--then we invite you to create an account, explore this site's resources, ask questions, and join conversations.
Below you will find links to the most recent announcements, posts, and news items below.
I've got hiring on the brain because of significant percentage of my tutor staff is about to graduate.
The current tutors and I met last week to re-craft our job description with two main goals: (1) to attract applicants who can really wrap their heads around the notion of collaborative peer tutoring (rather than the top-down editing model that seems so hard-rooted in the minds of so many smart undergraduates) and (2) to attract applicants from a wider variety of disciplines than we have been able to in the past.
I've got hiring on the brain because a fair percentage of my OWRC staff is about to graduate.