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University of the Rockies' Linda Hiemer to Present at International Writing Centers Association Conference
Hiemer to discuss scalability and efficienty of online writing centers

Linda Hiemer, vice president of academic affairs, will present “Scalability & Efficiency of the Online Writing Center” to attendees of the International Writing Centers Association conference in San Diego. The annual conference, themed “Lines in the Sand: How Writing Centers Draw and Redraw Boundaries”, will be held October 25-27, 2012. 

Hiemer will discuss the management, efficiency and scalability of a virtual writing center and writing coaches for a diverse population of online and campus learners. University of the Rockies has implemented a virtual coaching model to help improve student outcomes by building self-editing and critical proofreading skills.

“Writing support is critically important to our students’ achievement, particularly for our adult students who have been outside of the academic world for some time,” explains Hiemer. “We find that they need writing assistance, and well before they approach the task of successfully writing a dissertation. Based on our experience, the virtual coaching model has complemented the lifestyle needs of our students while still providing the specialized support they require – and in a model that we can grow with.”  


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