Writing Centers as Data Repositories and Research Sites
Genie Giaimo, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Director of the Writing Center
Writing centers are complicated spaces masquerading as simple ones. Over the past century, they have developed and adapted on many occasions to fit educational trends and the changing makeup of higher education. They have changed from faculty-led instructional spaces to peer educational ones. Writing centers are currently transforming, once again, into peer-focused and professional spaces where empirical research—frequently interdisciplinary and student led—takes place. This talk will showcase part of the new and developing research program at the Middlebury Writing Center.