1st Athens International Writing Centers Conference
"Revisioning Tomorrow’s Writing Center: Roles, Practices, Audiences"

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1st ATHENS INTERNATIONAL WRITING CENTERS CONFERENCE

"Revisioning Tomorrow’s Writing Center: Roles, Practices, Audiences"

November 9-10, 2007

Venue: Hellenic American University Main Conference Hall (Auditorium),

22 Massalias Str., Athens, Greece

Friday, 9 November 2007

8:15-9:00 Registration

09:00-09:30

Opening Session

Welcome speech and opening remarks by the Provost of the Hellenic American University Dr. Thomas Rocco

09:30-10:30

Keynote Session

Guest Speaker: Don Millard - Director, Academy of Electronic Media, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Using Technology to Increase Interactivity in Education


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10:30-11:00
Coffee break
Morning Session: The WRC as a Tutoring Environment
11:00-11:40

Vassiliki Kourbani - Academic Coordinator, Writing Center, Hellenic American University, Greece, Fotini Papantoniou - Academic Assistant, Writing Center, Hellenic American University, Greece

Tutoring in a Technologically Enhanced Environment: the Hellenic American University Writing Center Experience


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11:40-12:10

Cheryl Glenn - Professor of English, Co-director, Center for Civic Engagement and Democratic Deliberation, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Mobilizing New Realms of Writing: Opportunities in the Writing Center

12:10-12:40

Ann Mott - Director, American University of Paris Writing Lab, France

What we Talk about when we Talk About Writing

12:40-13:20

Joseph J. Essid - Director, UR Writing Center, University of Richmond, USA

The Bosporus Project: Collaborating, not Prescribing, Writing Center Practice


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13:30-14:30
Snack
Afternoon Session: The WRC as a Classroom Environment
14:30-15:10

Dimitris Tolias - Associate Director, Center for Applied Linguistics and Language Studies, Hellenic American Union, Greece, Yiannis Petropoulos - Director, Writing Program, Hellenic American University, Greece

The Use of the Writing Center as a Classroom Environment: the Case of the Writing Center at the Hellenic American University


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15:10-15:50

Steven Youra - Director, Hixon Writing Center, California Institute of Technology, USA

Writing Centers as Classroom Environments / Classroom Environments as Centers of Writing


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15:50-16:30

Rebecca Rickly - Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, USA

Decentralization, Hybrid Instruction, and Distributed Grading: How Writing Centers and First Year Composition Must Grow Together


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Saturday, 10 November 2007

Morning Session: WRC: Administration-Viability-Social Outreach
09:00-09:40

Gerd Bräuer - Writing Center, University of Education, Freiburg (Germany), EWCA Chair (2006-08), Germany

Extending Writing Center Work to the Community: Writing and Reading Support for Asylum Seekers in the City of Leipzig


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09:40-10:20

Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams - Co-ordinator, Centre for Academic Writing, Coventry University, England

Maximising the Potential of Your Writing Center's Local Context


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10:30-11:00
Coffee break
11:00-11:40

Jon Olson - Director, Center for Excellence in Writing, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Writing Centers and Social Outreach

11:40-12:20

Joan Mullin - Professor, Head, Writing across the Curriculum Initiative, University of Texas at Austin, USA

The Administration-Tutorial Connection: Fostering Writing Center Environments With(in) our Communities


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12:20-13:00

Dilek Tokay - Center for Individual and Academic Development (Writing Center), Sabanci University, Turkey

Efforts to Make the "Outsiders" "Insiders": Is it a Dream? Writing Centers' Survival and Outreach Strategies


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13:00-13:30

Kemal Inan - Professor and Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Sabance University, Turkey

How do Engineers See Writing Centers? Do they Have a Role in their Viability and Social Outreach?


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13:30
END OF CONFERENCE

 

 

 

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