Conard-Salvo, Tammy, "The Stories We Tell: Narratives, Institutional Discourse, and the Public Documents of Writing Centers Part III" (2014). Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Presentations. Paper 4.
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writing center, administration, research, archive, institution
This presentation from the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) explores how writing center administrators can create research spaces that not only further the work of writing centers but that also can be used to tell institutional and global stories of scholarship and outreach. The presentation describes how one writing center began a research repository to showcase its research to a global audience and to prevent scholarship that might have otherwise gone unpublished from being lost. Promoting research and research spaces—especially research that does not easily fall within the scope of traditional writing center work—may be one answer toward developing a narrative that offers a more flexible (and perhaps more thorough) picture of writing centers’ institutional, global, and scholarly contributions.