Academic journal article WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

From the Editor

Academic journal article WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

From the Editor

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Sometimes too much of a good thing IS a good thing. In this issue you'll find two more articles that were part of Susan Mueller and Janet Auten's co-edited September/October 2016 WLN special issue on the work of the writing center director. Included here are articles by Lori Baker and Andrea Scott that invite your close attention.

Lori Baker explains why writing center directors should know and care about what outside accreditation teams do when reviewing an institution. Along with discussing the standards and guidelines that accreditation teams use, Baker offer a key argument: she says that being informed about outside accreditation work, engaging with the accreditation review, and learning how the writing center can profit from such knowledge is an imperative for directors. When Andrea Scott invited some German and Austrian directors to offer their views on their writing centers' identities, they emphasized their centers' work with disciplinary writing and with the writing skills of multilingual students who constitute a large population in European universities. …

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