Writing Center hosts Ball State students and faculty with research projects
designed to investigate writing centers, tutoring, communication and more.
Students have used the center as a site for theses and dissertation work,
and Writing Center staff have also presented at writing center conferences
and published articles and book chapters.
Visions for Writing Centers aims to inspire a
re-conception and re-envisioning of the boundaries of writing center work.
Moving beyond the grand narrative of the writing center—that it is solely a
comfortable, yet iconoclastic place where all students go to get one-to-one
tutoring on their writing—McKinney shines light on other representations of
writing center work.
Grutsch McKinney is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Ball State University where
she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and directs
the Writing Center. Her research focuses
writing center studies, writing research, and composition pedagogy.
McKinney, Jackie. Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers. Logan,
UT: Utah State University Press, 2013. Print.
Theses and Dissertations
East Central Writing Centers Association (ECWCA)
Conference on College Composition and Communication
and Other Publications
Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney
other titles, please visit Dr. Grutsch McKinney’s web site.
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