About Us

The Northern California Writing Centers Association is a non-profit educational organization that provides support, encourages scholarship, and promotes community among writing center professionals.

Our Mission

Our primary commitment is to serve colleges and universities in Northern California and Northern Nevada (2-year, 4-year, public, and private) while inviting participation from colleagues nationally and internationally. We define writing-centers broadly, acknowledging the intersections of writing, reading, and academic support in the various institutional setting in which this work occurs. We are committed to the following:

  • Sponsoring conferences located in the Northern California and Northern Nevada region and welcoming all interested participants.
  • Supporting the establishment and development of writing centers within their varied institutional contexts.
  • Promoting and providing professional development for writing center staff members including: tutors, directors, coordinators, instructors, funding agents.
  • Encouraging exploration of and dialog about multiple conceptions of literacy and the teaching, tutoring, and learning thereof.
  • Facilitating dialogue about our diverse student populations and strategies for promoting their success.