The Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association (RMWCA) is a regional chapter (covering AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT & WY)  of the International Writing Centers Association.  This regional network acts as a support and resource for administrators and tutors and gathers yearly at the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference to celebrate and learn from those who tutor writing.

New RMWCA President                      

President’s Message

Star Coulbrooke, Utah State University

RMWCA President’s Message: Summer 2016 

The RMWCA Executive Board and the roster of State Representatives have gone through some changes this year:

We extend our sincere thanks to former secretary, Joyce Adams; former Colorado state rep, Marilee Brooks-Gillies; and former Arizona state rep, Leslie Chilton. All served our organization faithfully. Hearty congratulations to our new secretary, Michelle Miley; our new Montana state rep, Rachel Dunleavy; our new Colorado state rep, Michelle Medeiros; and our new Arizona state rep Molly Rentscher. See their bios and photos on the Governance and State Representatives pages. 

This fall, Kelly Webster will advance from her role as president-elect to president and I will take on the role of past president, with thanks to Chris LeCluyse, who has been our faithful past president and consultant for all things RMWCA for the last few years. Clint Garner will step up as president-elect.

Thanks to all who voted for our new officers. Thanks to all who ran for the positions—and please consider volunteering for the next opportunity to serve this great organization. New posts will be opening in the near future.

We hope you will register for IWCA in Denver this October—we’re going to host a welcome celebration on Thursday night and have a private party for RMWCA members on one of the other evenings. 

Also mark February 24-26, 2017 for the RMWCA Tutor Conference in Montana. Exciting times for RMWCA.

Happy Summer, everyone.

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RMWCA High School Directors   
Check out our regional high school directory on the Connect page. With over 1300 entries, there is some great contact info and eye-opening trends in the Rocky Mountain West and subregionally. Make use of the directory and add to it by sending additional info to  Kelly Webster.

Consider Hosting a Writing Center Conference or Professional Development Event         

RMWCA Seed Money Guidelines

 Seed money grants are intended to provide start-up funds for hosts of writing center conferences and professional development events. Seed money must be repaid within 60 days of the event. RMWCA should be listed as a sponsor of the funded event.

 Applications should be submitted to Elizabeth Kleinfeld by email ( Questions about the application should be directed to Elizabeth. Applications should include

 The applicant’s name, title, institutional affiliation, email address, phone number, home address, and a clear statement of whether the application is for Seed Money or a Research Mini-Grant.

  1. An abstract (200 words maximum) describing what the Seed Money or Research Mini-Grant will be used for.
  2. A proposal narrative (1000 words maximum) describing the purpose and outcomes of the proposed activity; who will benefit from the proposed activity; and a timeline for the activity.
  3. A budget justification
  4. The applicant’s CV

 Proposals will be evaluated by the RMWCA Executive Board.

 Recipients of Seed Money will be required to submit a report within 30 days of the event which explains how the funds were used. Seed money is expected to be repaid within 60 days of the event.