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Video introduction to CLiC at http://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=4zELE2lfIc0

Converging Literacies Center (CLiC)


writing center * first-year writing * graduate study * research * outreach * community

CLiC responds to 21st century literacies with a new, deeply integrated model for the study and teaching of
writing and rhetoric.

CLiC provides one-on-one, project-based support for writing and writers.

CLiC helps make writing visible.

CLiC supports, engages in, and disseminates research in writing and literacy studies.

CLiC is about meaningful collaborations--across campus, in the community, and via professional
organizations.

CLiC teaches writing and trains writing teachers.

CLiC responds to literacy as it lives in our lives and the lives of our students, which means we study and
support writing with new media (sound, video, images) as much as we do more traditional forms of writing
(print, alphabetic texts).

Upcoming Events

12/11/09, 4:00-5:00 [location: Sam Rayburn Center, The Club]


Celebration of Student Writing <http://www.ncow.org/browse/video/carter_worthcelebrating.html>

10/16/09-10/23/09 [location: Commerce campus and community!]


Commerce Week on Writing (10/16/09-10/23/09) <http://www.convergingliteraciescenter.wordpress.com>

9/16/09, 1-2:00 [location: Hall of Languages, Room 203]


Planning meeting for above (see attached flier and url above for more)

CLiC Contacts

Shannon Carter, Associate Professor of English, Writing Program Administrator, Department of Literature
and Languages, Texas A&M-Commerce
Shannon_Carter@tamu-commerce.edu * www.shannoncarter.info

Donna Dunbar-Odom, Professor of English, Director of Graduate English Studies, Department of Literature
and Languages, Texas A&M-Commerce
Donna_Dunbar-Odom@tamu-commerce.edu

Tabetha Adkins, Assistant Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center and the Basic Writing
Program, Department of Literature and Languages, Texas A&M-Commerce
Tabetha_Adkins@tamu-commerce.edu
Video introduction to CLiC at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zELE2lfIc0

CLiC projects (ongoing)

Institutional home for the National Conversation on Writing (NCoW) <www.ncow.org/site/>


Institutional home for the Conference on Basic Writing (CBW) <http://orgs.tamu-commerce.edu/cbw>
Institutional home for the journal BWe: Basic Writing e-Journal <http://orgs.tamu-commerce.edu/bwe>
Commerce Writes Research Project (planning/pilot stage)
Association with publications disseminating undergraduate research in writing and rhetoric (peer-reviewed)

Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric


<http://www.bk.psu.edu/Academics/Degrees/26432.htm (Carter founding co-editor of
the “First-Year Feature” dedicated to publishing scholarship by first-year students)

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Special issue dedicated to undergraduate research
integrating new media, to be published Summer 2011. <http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/2011SI/>
(Carter is co-editor for this special issue).

CLiC research (abbreviated list of publications)

on CLiC

Carter, Shannon and Donna Dunbar-Odom. “The Converging Literacies Center: An Integrated Model for Writing
(Programs).” Kairos: A Journal on Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Fall 2009.

on CLiC in the Writing Center

Carter, Shannon. “The Writing Center Paradox: Talk About Legitimacy and the Problem with Institutional Change.”
College Composition and Communication. September 2009.
--. “The Activist Writing Center.” Kairos: A Journal on Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Fall 2010 (accepted and
forthcoming).

on CLiC and First-Year Writing

Dunbar-Odom, Donna. Defying the Odds: Class the Pursuit of Higher Literacy. Albany: State University of New York P,
2007. (informing CLiC)
---. Working with Ideas: Writing, Researching, Reflecting. Houghton-Mifflin, 2001. (textbook informing CLiC)
Carter, Shannon. Literacies in Context. Fountainhead P, 2007. (textbook)

on CLiC and the Basic Writing Program

Carter, Shannon. The Way Literacy Lives: Rhetorical Dexterity and the “Basic” Writer. Albany: State University of New York P,
2008. (informing CLiC)
----. “Redefining Literacy as a Social Practice.” Journal of Basic Writing. Fall 2006.
---. “Living Inside the Bible (Belt).” College English. 69 (July 2007).

on CLiC and Community Literacy

---. “HOPE, Repair, and the Complexity of Reciprocity: Inmates Tutoring Inmates in a Total Institution.” Community
Literacy Journal. Spring 2008.