Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association

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.

Washington Online Writing Lab Expansion

You may know that several Washington state community colleges created an online writing lab (OWL) to pilot last spring, and that the site is now being hosted by WAOL for continued use by the pilot project colleges. Check it out at: [url=http://]http://owl.waol.org[/url] The writing center people involved (Grace Rhodes, Ann Harrington, Sally Nick and Linda Foss)all reported positive experiences with the project and a desire to continue building the site with additional member colleges coming on board. We are currently seeking phase II funding from the state's Distance Learning Council.

Congratulations to Janet Lucas and Dodie Forrest!

This past week in Spokane at the regional TYCA conference at Spokane Community College, Dodie Forrest of Yakima and Janet Lucas of Peninsula, both active writing center folks, were given this year's Lisa Ede Awards for Outstanding Teaching. Speech! Speech! Here's a blurb about the award:

Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association Conference Assessment

Please help improve future conferences by providing us with feedback on this year's conference.
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