ERIC Number: ED382989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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A Complex Tapestry: Weaving What We Learn from Each Other into Our Centers.
Papay, Twila Yates
A centerpiece of the collaborative exchange characteristic of the writing center at Rollins College, Florida, is the inclusion of peer writing consultants, who present their strategies and debate their Center's policies at regional and national conferences. In the Fall of 1984, some faculty and students from Rollins went to the first National Peer Tutoring Conference at Brown University, even before a writing center had been developed. For the director of the Writing Center, the conferences she and her colleagues attended over the years have been integral to the training and professional growth of undergraduate peer writing consultants. This inclusiveness has prevented the stagnation often found in academe. The consultants have become professionals, convincing others of their possibilities. The effect of students and faculty interacting as equals and collaborators at conferences has been a transforming experience. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Professional Meetings; Rollins College FL
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the National Writing Centers Association (Nashville, TN, March 1994).