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SWCA Webinar Series

The Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) provides synchronous, online webinars for those interested in topics related to writing center pedagogy and operations. We also invite proposals for topics that would interest a variety of our region’s audiences, including writing tutors (professional, peer, and graduate), administrators, and members.

Join us for an SWCA webinar about:

Incorporating User Experience (UX) Research into Writing Centers

User Experience Research, or UX Research, is used in various industries to understand how clients interact with a company or its services so you can continually enhance their experience. In this webinar, Dr. Capps will introduce the main tenants of UX Research and the similarities and differences between UX Research and standard assessment. She will then discuss a generative study she conducted alongside the annual assessment at USC’s Writing Center. Finally, she’ll review how incorporating UX research into Writing Centers can not only help align a WC’s values to its practices, but also provide a crucial opportunity for WC tutors and administrators in the current academic job market.

Wednesday, Sept 27, 2023 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) via Zoom

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Presented by Dr. Brittany Cappsformer academic and Writing Center Assistant Director at the University of South Carolina

FREE for all SWCA members and a small fee for other parties (donations also welcome)

Note: If, after registering, you do not receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link, contact the SWCA DCD at

NOTE: All consultants from a center that has an institutional membership can attend paid webinars for free, but to register you will have to ask whoever controls your SWCA institutional membership account (likely, the writing center director or equivalent) to register your group and share the Zoom link with you after they receive it by email.

Webinar Resources

The Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) Webinar Committee was formed to offer synchronous, online webinars for those interested in topics related to writing center pedagogy and operations.  The webinar committee currently consists of the following members:

  • Deidre Garriott (Committee Chair), University of South Carolina
  • Maegan Mercer-Bourne, Wake Technical Community College
  • Billie Jo Dunaway, Daytona State College
  • Candis Bond, Augusta University
  • Joy Bracewell, Athens State University
  • Eric Mason, Nova Southeastern University

The SWCA webinar committee invites proposals for webinars on topics that would interest a variety of our organization's membership, including writing tutors (professional, peer, and graduate), administrators, and members.

You may propose a 60-minute webinar of your own design. The SWCA will provide the Zoom platform and marketing for the event. We will record all events to post for members to consult later.

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Representing Writing Center consulting (WCC) work on CVs/resumes and university reports
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Writing in the Disciplines
  • Multimodal Project Consulting
  • Engaging Students in Tutoring Sessions
  • How to Tutor Ethics and Critical Thinking
  • How to Decolonize or create more Socially and Racially-Just Centers

Workshopping opportunities are available for applicants who may appreciate feedback before submission. Additionally, the committee also offers partnering opportunities for potential presenters who are seeking collaborators. Contact webinar committee chair Deidre Garriott for more information.

The committee seeks presenters for August and December 2022 and welcomes submissions for 2023. Please propose your webinar idea, including, if known, your preferred dates and times using the form linked below.

Propose a Webinar

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