RMWCA TutorCon 2021
CFP Webinar

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Access Passcode: 2Qut10*3

About

Theme

In this new world of COVID-19, masks, social movements, and Zoom appointments, we ask ourselves as writing consultants/tutors, writing center administrators, theorists, and practitioners who are we? Who do we want to be?  How do we help, and what does “help” even look like for us? We are at the edge of this brave new world, and as modern-day pioneers we must decide what we want our identities to be, what principles will guide us, and what we want our actions to be moving forward. So, TutorCon 2021, invites proposals for individual presentations, workshops, round table discussions, group games, and gallery submissions that address how you and/or your center are creating who you are, what you seek, and how you help.

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CFP Webinar Recording

Questions to Help Guide Proposals

In addition to this year’s overarching questions, submitted proposals may also speak to one or more of the following questions

Who are we?

Who do we want to be?

  • As consultants/tutors, who are we? What makes us, well, us?  What are our roles?

  • How can our individual identities, diversities, and uniqueness be celebrated in the writing center? How must they be curtailed?  How are they heard?  How are they silenced?

  • Who are we within our campus communities and who should we be?

  • How have responses to COVID-19 and/or social movements changed who we are and who we want to be going forward?

  • What is informing/influencing us as we shape our identities now and as we move forward?

  • What writing center practices and theories will help us now and in the future? Why?  Who should we leave behind?

How do we help and what does "help" even look like now?

What do we want help to look like in the near future?

  • What kind of help can we offer that serves the students?

  • What kind of help can we offer that serves the instructors?

  • What kind of help can we offer that serves our community at our university and our community at large?

  • What help do we need as writing consultants/tutors now?  What help will we need as we move forward?

  • What resources and support can we provide each other?

  • What tools (skills, computer resources, anything you can think of) do we need to develop in order to provide help to consultants/tutors and students?

  • What positive things have come from, and could come from, the challenges we face?

    • For challenges, think of everyone wearing masks in the writing center, having to social distance from our students while working on papers together, having to find new ways of conducting rapport, dealing with everyone being under more stress than normal, etc.

  • How can we help each other to adapt to, and cope with, the uncertainties that we face now and may face in the future?

IndividuAL PRESENTATIONS

25- MINUTE SESSIONS TO INCLUDE PRESENTATION AND Q&A 

(prerecorded individual presentations are also encouraged)

WORKSHOPS

80 MINUTES

OPPPURTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPANTS TO APPLY CONCEPTS THORUGH DISCUSSION, ACTIVITIES, ETC.

GROUP GAMES

20 - 80 MINUTES

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

50 MINUTES

GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

A FEW IDEAS:

  • POSTER PRESENTATIONS WITH VOICE OVER (5- 10 MINS)

  • SHORT FILMS (5-15 MINS)

  • RECORDED MEDITATIONS (5-10 MINS)

  • RECORDED WRITING CENTER OVERVIEWS (5-10 MINS)

  • RECORDED PRESENTER HIGHLIGHTS (5 MINS)

Types of Conferences

Proposals will include the following

  • Presenter(s) information

  • Name

  • School affiliation

  • Peer consultants/tutor status

  • Regional affiliation and current status

  • Type of session or material being proposed (drop-down menu)

  • Explanation of your session, specifically emphasizing the following:

    • How your session is tutor-centered (by, for, and of the tutors)

    • How you will engage the audience, such as explanations of activities or potential audience participation questions

    • Connections to relevant scholarship and/or explanations of research

    • Key take-away you hope participants get from attending your session.

    • This section should be as detailed as possible.

Requirements

More information

Since this is a TutorCon, preference will be given to proposals that are tutor-centered: by, for, and of the tutors.

Proposal information will be input into Google forms. You are welcome to copy and paste from a document, but document uploads will not be accepted.

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee led by peer consultants with input from directors and Rocky Mountain Writing Center Association executive board members.

Proposals accepted between Monday, November 2, 2020 and Monday, January 4, 2021.

Proposal responses will be sent out by Friday, January 22, 2021.

**UPDATE: Proposals acceptance EXTENDED to Friday, January 29, 2021 with proposal responses sent out by Friday, February 12, 2021.**

Interested? Click the box above to submit your proposal!