10th Anniversary of the Writing Center at European University Viadrina: Workshop on Writing Center Assessment with Ellen Schendel and William Macauley

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On Friday, May 5th, the writing center got had a very special birthday present: Ellen Schendel and William Macauley, writing center directors and book authors from the USA, were holding a workshop for the European writing center community. As authors of the book “Building writing center assessments that matter”, Ellen and Bill invited us to think and learn about how we can prove that our writing centers achieve the goals they aim for, like enhancing students’ writing abilities, fostering critical thinking, enjoying writing, arguing in a good way, using sources and so on.

Ellen Schendel

Ellen Schendel

About 20 people followed the invitation, coming from different German writing centers and even from Poland and Kazakhstan. After some deep insights into the designing processes of writing center assessment and different research projects that Ellen and Bill had conducted, we broke up into small groups and worked on developing ideas and building assessment plans for our own writing centers. We had very fruitful discussions and were very wisely guided by Ellen and Bill. Furthermore, the workshop was another wonderful opportunity to collaborate among writing centers on and national and international basis. And collaboration certainly is something that our writing center stands for and is known for after ten years.

William Macauley

William Macauley

Some of us could even after this workshop not get enough and stayed until Saturday: The special interest group “research” of the German association for writing didactics and writing research (gefsus) gathered on Saturday morning to talk more about writing center assessment, to give feedback on each other’s assessment plans and to start working on an outcome statement for writing for students in Germany.

More about our writing center’s anniversary here.

 

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