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SWCA - Mississippi

Welcome to the SWCA-MS page. We invite you to attend our events and contact us if you are interested in writing center work in Mississippi. You can also find information about our activities on the web site of the Mississippi Writing Center Association (MSWCA).

SWCA-MS Representative (2022-2024)
Bethani England, Hinds Community College

SWCA-MS is proud to be supported by members from the following institutions:

SWCA-MS Events

    • 31 Mar 2023
    • 01 Apr 2023
    • Writing Center at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

    Join us for the MSWCA 2023 Conference:

    “Connecting at The Hub City: Intersecting the Highways and Byways of the Writing Center”

    March 31 - April 1

    University of Southern Mississippi

    Hattiesburg, MS

    The Writing Center at the University of Southern Mississippi, located in Hattiesburg, is hosting the Mississippi Writing Centers Association (MSWCA) conference in 2023, March 31-April 1 . 

    The conference theme is “Connecting at The Hub City: Intersecting the Highways and Byways of the Writing Center.” As our writing centers across the state navigate new ways of enhancing our centers and supporting students’ needs, this conference welcomes thoughts and ideas on networking, connecting, and reconsidering services. Mississippi highways and byways connect to the Hub City, just like our writing centers serve as a connection to students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members. As our sense of community expands, we are open to thoughts and ideas on how writing centers can bridge connections and create collaborations with other areas, disciplines, departments, and institutions.

    This conference is inclusive and open to a wide variety of people across states, institutions, and communities. The conference is open for all Mississippi writing center tutors, staff, and administrators as well as participants outside of Mississippi. We especially encourage submissions from two-year institutions, high schools, and community writing centers. Some questions that you might consider as you develop submissions include:

    - How does your writing center work to bridge connections with other departments in your institution?

    - How does your writing center navigate to form healthy relationships with students, staff, and faculty?

    - How do you keep your foot on the gas whilst preventing potential tutor burnout in your writing center?

    - How can social media be utilized as a branch in the “information superhighway” in your writing center?

    - What routes do you take in outsourcing resources to help improve your writing center? 

    - How do you improve the flow of traffic, or lack thereof, in your writing center?

    - How can you steer the direction of the tutorial session to be effective in meeting students’ needs? 

    While we have provided a list of questions to consider as you develop your proposal, we welcome proposals on all writing center topics.

Past SWCA-MS Events

22 Mar 2019 MSWCA 2019 Conference
23 Mar 2018 MSWCA 2018 Conference
24 Mar 2017 MSWCA 2017 Conference
15 Apr 2016 MSWCA/Tutorcon 2016 Conference
29 Jan 2015 MSWCA/TutorCon 2015 Conference
29 Jan 2015 SWCA-MS Tutorcon 2015
07 Mar 2014 MSWCA 2014 Conference
01 Mar 2013 MSWCA 2013 Conference

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