Since 1949, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has been the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. Welcome to our community. You’ll find the field’s leading resources and, more important, expert scholars and teachers eager for you to join us.
CRLA (formerly WCRLA) is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and peer educating at the college/adult level. CRLA is inherently diverse in membership. CRLA’s most vital function and overall purpose is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, methods, and information to improve student learning and to facilitate the professional growth of its members.
IWCA fosters the development of writing center directors, tutors, and staff by sponsoring events, publications, and other professional activities; by encouraging scholarship connected to writing center-related fields; and by providing an international forum for writing center concerns.
The National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems. NCA supports inclusiveness and diversity among our faculties, within our membership, in the workplace, and in the classroom; NCA supports and promotes policies that fairly encourage this diversity and inclusion.
The National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) promotes the teaching of writing through collaborative learning. Peer tutors and NCPTW professionals help students become self-sufficient writers. NCPTW professionals are leaders in collaborative approaches, responding to the challenges of creating and operating writing centers, developing innovative peer tutoring programs, and promoting the work of their peer tutors. The NCPTW offers peer tutors the opportunity to contribute in professional and scholarly ways to the larger writing center community, and we’re dedicated to providing forums for tutors to share and present research at national and international conferences.
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990: “The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.”
Peer Centered is a space for peer writing tutors/consultants or anyone interested in collaborative learning in writing centers to blog with their colleagues from around the world. Bloggers here will share their ideas, experiences, or insight. To contribute to the blog, please contact Clint.Gardner@slcc.edu.
Praxis: A Writing Center Journal has been published by the University Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin since Fall 2003. Articles published between 2003 and 2010 can be found under the Vintage Praxis tab above. Praxis has been published as a peer-reviewed journal since Fall 2011.
An international newsletter by and for peer tutors in writing and produced in association with the NCPTW.
The National Association of Communication Centers (NACC) is an organization devoted to the support of communication centers on college and university campuses across the country. Loosely affiliated with the Communication Centers section of the National Communication Association, NACC shares some of the same leadership. This website includes information about the NACC, support information for new and established communication centers, information about our conference, as well as NACC-related calls for papers and schedules of planned events at the next year's National Communication Association Convention.
A forum for exchanging ideas and information about writing centers in high schools, colleges, and universities. Across five issues per year and through numerous online resources, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship promotes exchanges on challenges in tutoring theory and methodology, handling ESL issues, directing a writing center, training tutors, designing and expanding centers, and using tutorial theory and pedagogy.
The Writing Lab Newsletter is a forum for exchanging ideas and information about writing centers in high schools, colleges, and universities. Articles focus on challenges in tutoring theory and methodology, handling ESL issues, directing a writing center, training tutors, adding computers, designing and expanding centers, and using tutorial theory and pedagogy. In addition to articles, issues contain conference announcements, book reviews, professional news, and a column by and for tutors. The newsletter is published bi-monthly from September to June.
The Writing Centers Research Project (WCRP) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock conducts and supports research on writing center theory and practice and maintains a research repository of historical, empirical, and scholarly materials related to writing center studies.