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In The Center Will Hold, Pemberton and Kinkead have compiled a major volume of essays on the signal issues of scholarship that have established the writing center field and that the field must successfully address in the coming decade. The new century opens with new institutional, demographic, and financial challenges, and writing centers, in order to hold and extend their contribution to research, teaching, and service, must continuously engage those challenges.

Appropriately, the editors offer the work of Muriel Harris as a key pivot point in the emergence of writing centers as sites of pedagogy and research. The volume develops themes that Harris first brought to the field, and contributors here offer explicit recognition of the role that Harris has played in the development of writing center theory and practice. But they also use her work as a springboard from which to provide reflective, descriptive, and predictive looks at the field.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. INTRODUCTION1: Benchmarks in Writing Center Scholarship
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. APPENDIX: Muriel Harris’s Publications, 1977-2002
  2. pp. 13-20
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  1. 1: THE WRITING LAB NEWSLETTER AS HISTORY: Tracing the Growth of a Scholarly Community
  2. pp. 21-35
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  1. APPENDIX 1: A Chronology of Format Changes in the Writing Lab Newsletter, 1977–2003
  2. pp. 36-39
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  1. APPENDIX 2: Subscription Fees and Subscriber Base of WLN (1977–2001)
  2. p. 40
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  1. 2: IN THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE: Making Writing Center Research a “Featured Character”
  2. pp. 41-57
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  1. 3: WRITING CENTER ASSESSMENT: Searching for the “Proof” of Our Effectiveness
  2. pp. 58-73
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  1. 4: SEPARATION, INITIATION, AND RETURN: Tutor Training Manuals and Writing Center Lore
  2. pp. 74-95
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  1. 5: POWER AND AUTHORITY IN PEER TUTORING
  2. pp. 96-113
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  1. 6: BREATHING LESSONS: or Collaboration is . . .1
  2. pp. 114-129
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  1. 7: (RE)SHAPING THE PROFESSION: Graduate Courses in Writing Center Theory, Practice, and Administration
  2. pp. 130-150
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  1. 8: ADMINISTRATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: Or Practicing What We Preach
  2. pp. 151-165
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  1. 9: AN IDEAL WRITING CENTER: Re-Imagining Space and Design
  2. pp. 166-175
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  1. APPENDIX
  2. p. 176
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  1. 10: MENTORING IN ELECTRONIC SPACES: Using Resources to Sustain Relationships
  2. pp. 177-189
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 190-196
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  1. REFERENCES
  2. pp. 197-210
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 211-216
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874214840
Related ISBN
9780874215700
MARC Record
OCLC
53924706
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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