Borchert, Jacqueline, "One Small Step for a Writing Center: Adapting to Reimagined Spaces" (2023). Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Presentations. Paper 26.
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writing center, space, peer tutor, relationships, infrastructure
Due to innovations in higher education, writing centers are increasingly moving away from the stereotypical, make-shift classroom to a variety of innovative spaces. This presentation uses the stories and voices of the tutors whose experience and development are affected by space to acknowledge the dynamic shift many writing centers are undergoing. Within the context of one-to-one peer tutorials in spaces not owned by any individual campus unit, this presentation provides considerations to increase understanding of how these new spaces shape tutors’ interactions with people and the space itself.