NEWCA 2010

On April 10-11, I attended the Northeast Writing Centers Association conference at Boston University. A group of York students, my colleague Heather Robinson, and I presented on Saturday afternoon as a panel exploring issues of the visual in writing center and eportfolio work.

This was a good opportunity for the students to see what others are up to in writing center work, and to get out of New York for a couple days. The students delivered the same presentations on April 15 at York’s first Undergraduate Research Day. Nice.

I really enjoyed meeting (and seeing) colleagues from around New England, and beyond. On Sunday, Heather and I facilitated a roundtable discussion of the uses of film in WAC work during the Northeast Writing Across the Curriculum Consortium’s roundtable session on Sunday morning. The discussion was quite engaging. I was especially intrigued by ideas for short interview-based films on WID coming out of MIT. I’d love to see us do something along these lines.