Virtual Conversation Hours

Virtual Conversation Hours are hour-long discussions for writing center tutors, administrators, faculty, and staff to discuss online writing center (OWC) work. Our goal is to provide a space for us to share experiences, ideas, strategies, and questions about OWCs. We welcome all participants, whether you’re just beginning to think about OWC work or whether you’re an experienced OWC administrator. Each Virtual Conversation Hour will focus on a theme, although we welcome participants to bring all questions, ideas, and comments to the discussion.

Virtual Conversation Hours are held in Zoom, and participants can contribute through both audio and/or chat (sharing your video is not expected). We will post summary notes in our Blog after each discussion to share ideas, strategies, and perspectives to anyone who can’t attend live.

Training for Online Writing Tutoring

Register to join us on May 3, 2019, from 1-2pm EST. During this session, we’ll consider the following questions (or any other questions and ideas attendees bring!):

  • What unique training, if any, do you offer staff engaging in online writing tutoring? How do you structure your training (is it integrated with your face-to-face training or is it an additional “level” of training?)
  • What training materials or activities have you found especially effective?
  • What barriers are you facing in terms of training staff engaged in online writing tutoring?

Past Conversations

View summaries of our past conversation hours in our Blog.