Center Moves: A Peer-Reviewed Archive of Tutor Training Materials
Center Moves: A Peer-Reviewed Archive of Tutor Training Materials seeks to support and facilitate communication and community among writing and learning center administrators and tutors by developing a peer-reviewed archive of materials, updated biannually, that new and continuing administrators can draw upon and contribute to as their tutor education and training programs develop and evolve.
Goals and Purpose
As writing and learning center administrators, we recognize the value of providing high-quality training to our tutors to ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge to support all writers effectively. We also know that we rarely have opportunities to learn how other administrators conduct training; because of this, administrators, at all stages of our careers, often do not have significant support or models for the “moves” of tutor training and education.
The purpose of Center Moves is to serve as an archive of peer-reviewed lesson plans and materials, grounded in scholarship, theory, or praxis, that administrators and tutors can use and modify to train new tutors and to support ongoing professional development for existing tutors. This archive will allow writing center administrators and tutors to share and access lesson plans that offer a variety of new topics, tools, methods, materials, activities, and resources for training tutors with varied ranges of experience to work with writers at all levels.
Issue Topics and Call for Proposals
Each issue of Center Moves will focus on two themes within writing and tutoring center training and praxis. The themes of the second issue include:
Training tutors to be mindful of linguistic justice
Submissions for this theme must be designed to prepare tutors to honor the voice and language choices that writers make. Proposals might discuss how tutors learn about the history and formation of standard language ideology, are trained to be conscious of and perhaps work to dismantle the belief that there is one correct version of standard academic English, and/or create space in consultations for dialogue about multilingual writers’ experiences in their institutional contexts.
Training tutors to teach citation formatting
Submissions for this theme must be designed to prepare tutors to work with writers who want help with citation concerns. Proposals might discuss how to train tutors to work with common citation formatting issues, how to guide tutors' knowledge of working with style guides and resources, and/or how to help tutors make use of style guides and resources in consultations to support learning.
Submission and Peer Review Process:
Proposal Submission Deadline and Form
All submissions for our second issue must be received by January 14, 2024. Deadline extended to Friday, February 2, 2024.
To submit your proposal, please complete our Proposal Form.
About Center Moves
Center Moves is published and housed by the Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association (RMWCA), a regional affiliate of the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA).