The Writing Center is pleased to announce that it has received recertification from the Southeastern Writing Center Association’s (SWCA) Center Acknowledgment and Recognition of Excellence (CARE) program. The CARE program certifies writing centers that are committed to literacy, learning, and writing and establishes professional criteria relevant to diverse local contexts, providing writing centers the opportunity to articulate their unique stories and celebrate their accomplishments. CARE is the only certification by the writing center community for the writing center community.
The Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) was founded in 1981 to advance literacy; to further the theoretical, practical, and political concerns of writing center professionals; and to serve as a forum for the writing concerns of students, faculty, staff, and writing professionals from both academic and nonacademic communities in the southeastern region of the United States.
“We are proud that the Athens State Writing Center has been recognized for our contribution to the broad field of writing studies,” said Dr. Kem Roper, Athens State University Writing Center Director. “We are here to alert faculty, staff and students to the importance of writing, thinking and learning. These are the skills that we promote and support with all of our plans and programs and we will continue to do so!”