Maintaining Community within the Writing Center despite Zoom Room Doom: A Podcast
Aanya Rampuria, Charlotte Harrington, Occidental College
This podcast investigates how our writing center’s recent changes have impacted peer tutors’ and students’ feelings of community. By interviewing members of our writing community, we demonstrate how our writing center community has adapted to an online atmosphere through working collaboratively in small groups on creating virtual workshops and events and participating in social media events, like Instagram-takeovers, as a way for advisors to get to know each other. In doing so, we uncover which methods have been valuable, and discover more effective approaches to build an overall stronger sense of community amongst advisors despite the distance learning model.