Please apply now! and through April 2, 2018
The MAWCA Directors' Retreat at Pendle Hill retreat center in Wallingford, PA.
This Retreat is an opportunity for directors at all levels to have a week to focus on writing center projects in a retreat setting, to take a break from the Internet if desired, to share meals with friends and fellow writers, and to get feedback from peers in the writing center community. You can work on scholarship, administrative tasks, redesigning staff development, creating new programs for your writing center, researching topics related to WC programmatic or scholarly work, or anything you need focused time to devote to.
The retreat will take place at Pendle Hill, a Quaker retreat center near Philadelphia where MAWCA has held several retreats over the past five years.We will provide a full scholarship for two student attendees, all expenses paid.
For professionals, we are open to working with you to adjust the cost of the retreat according to need.
The cost of the retreat is $450, which includes room and three meals a day! Parking onsite is free, and transportation is available via rail. Please apply if you are able to take a week away for your writing center work. The selection process is peer reviewed; you will receive an acceptance letter that may be helpful in applying for travel funding from your university.
When you click through to apply, you will be requested to submit: 1) name and contact information, 2) a 250-word description of your project and what you intend to accomplish over the course of the retreat, 3) a 250-word description of the importance of your project to your own professional and scholarly development and to MAWCA, and 4) the stage of your project.
Acceptances are rolling, and will begin as soon as applications are submitted. If your project meets the criteria listed above, we will contact you to discuss costs and your goals and needs.
Space for this event is limited to 12 participants.