Friday Workshops 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
W3. Negotiating the Middle Place: A Workshop to Equip Graduate Administrators
In this interactive workshop, we’ll identify the sometimes dizzying roles and duties of graduate student administrators in order to brainstorm strategies around time management, communication, and professional development. We will address these frequently asked questions: How do we accomplish long-term objectives and attend to the “right-now” demands of our centers? How do we create collaborative relationships with tutors while also mentoring them in a professional way? As student leaders in our writing centers, can we nurture our own professional and scholarly development? What kind of support should we expect from our writing center director?
We encourage current graduate administrators, future graduate administrators, and undergraduate tutors interested in continuing their writing center experience as administrators to join us in this exploratory workshop and discussion.
Liz Mathews (left) is a graduate student at West Chester University in the Teaching, Writing, and Criticism Track. She is a peer administrator at the West Chester University Writing Center charged with professional development for peer tutors. She is also a Professional Tutor at Villanova University.
Amanda Scheibner (right) is a graduate of the Master's program at West Chester University. She is currently the Assistant Director of the West Chester University Writing Center.
Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association, West Chester University English Department, West Chester, PA 19383
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