The HUB encourages research and professional development activities for all writing partners. Since 2014, multiple undergraduate writing partners have presented their own research or collaborative projects at both regional and national conferences.
Denise Krane, Kyarra Keele and Kara Tanaka will conduct a workshop about Diversity & Inclusivity Statements of Practice for writing centers at the International Writing Centers Association conference (October 2018).
Kirsten Andersen, Chiara Carbone, Perla Luna, and Kara Tanaka presented at the Northern California Writing Centers Association conference (April 7th, 2018). They, along with Director Denise K. Krane conducted a workshop on writing center Diversity & Inclusivity Statements.
Kaitlyn Kuehn and Natalie Grazian presented at the Northern California Writing Centers Association Conference in Santa Clara, CA (April 1st-2nd, 2016). Their project, "Writing Centers and Writing Fiction: Space and Grace in Creative Assistance" looked at how writing partners could work with creative writers.
Michael Turgeon presented at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing in Salt Lake City, Utah (November 5th-8th, 2015). His project, "Challenging Assumptions from Within: How to Create a Multi-disciplinary Writing Center" looked at bringing more science writers into writing centers.
Karlyse Bailey and Mary Robinson presented at the Northern California Writing Centers Association Conference in Sonoma, CA (April 4th-5th, 2014). Karlyse presented on best practices for tutoring on-line, and Mary presented on how conversational practices impact tutoring sessions.