Staffer Research

As well as spending their time as peer tutors in our Writing Center, our staffers also engage in research projects in the field of Writing Center Studies that have been featured in journals and presented at conferences. Here is a collection of previous and ongoing Writing Center research projects undertaken by current and former TUWC staffers.

TU-Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project

by Eileen Bunch ’21, Hayle Hall ’21, Karisma Keeton ’22, Alex Miller ’21, Madison Perry ’21, and Dr. Scott Whiddon

A project exploring the impact of tutoring on Transylvania University Writing Center alumni

Creativity, Collaboration, Community: The Transylvania University Writing Center

by Jordan Long ’18 and Katherine Tucker ’18

Showcases new location, ongoing initiatives, and campus impact

Facing Harry Denny: Or, Facing Nationality in the Small College Writing Center

Elizabeth Burton ’16

Connects a staffers own experiences in a semester-long writing support initiative to discussions of diversity and inclusion

Course-Embedded Programming and the Need for Clear Expectations

by Ava Hutt, Kailie Settles, and Caroline Shutt

Course Embedded Tutoring, New Genres, and the Small College Environment: An Exploration and Reflection

by Emma Masur ’20

Offers insights into course-embeddeded tutoring initiatives based in writing centers through reflection and research collected from anonymous surveys

Notes from the Grey Space: An Open Letter to Instructors Participating in Course-Embedded Tutoring Programs

by Kate McMahan Baughman ’18

Uses findings from interviews with course-embedded staffers in a small pilot program to offer insights on program development and implementation

Connecting Writing Centers to Libraries, from an Undergraduate Tutor’s Perspective: a Brief Literature Review

Katie Coyer ’17

Offers thoughtful summaries of scholarship connecting library-based research workshops to writing center practices