Julia Bleakney, director of the Writing Center in the Center for Writing Excellence, published a journal article on the value and impact of student leadership in the writing center.
Julia Bleakney, director of the Writing Center in the Center for Writing Excellence, published an article in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Southern Discourse in the Center. “Evaluating our Claims: Assessing a Student Leadership Position in the Writing Center” tests some of the assumptions writing center directors make about student leadership in writing centers. It presents the findings of an empirical study assessing how and why student leadership is valuable to the center and to the consultant community. The article proposes a qualitative and inclusive method for other writing centers to use to assess their student leadership opportunities.