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Writing Program and Writing Center Collaborations

Transcending Boundaries

  • Alice Johnston Myatt
  • Lynée Lewis Gaillet


  • Focuses on programmatic collaboration that enrich writing programs and writing centers

  • Argues for the applicability of recent research on complex collaborative practices to the different forms of collaboration that are often enacted by writing programs and centers

  • Reports on the benefits and challenges that arise during collaborative work involving writing programs and writing centers in primary roles


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Susanmarie Harrington, Sue Dinitz, Rob Benner, Laura Davenport, Bronwen Hudson, Kathryn Warrender
    Pages 141-160
  3. Jule Wallis, Adrienne Jankens
    Pages 161-178
  4. Madeleine Picciotto, Holly Bauer
    Pages 223-242
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-275

About this book


This book demonstrates how to develop and engage in successful academic collaborations that are both practical and sustainable across campuses and within local communities. Authored by experienced writing program administrators, this edited collection includes a wide range of information addressing collaborative partnerships and projects, theoretical explorations of collaborative praxis, and strategies for sustaining collaborative initiatives. Contributors offer case studies of writing program collaborations and honestly address both the challenges of academic collaboration and the hallmarks of successful partnerships. 


Complex Collaboration Partnerships Assessment Sustainability Intentionality Autoethnography Writing Center Composition Pedagogy Reflection Collaboration Analytical Writing Literacy Sponsors

Editors and affiliations

  • Alice Johnston Myatt
    • 1
  • Lynée Lewis Gaillet
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Writing and RhetoricUniversity of MississippiUniversity, MSUSA
  2. 2.English DepartmentGeorgia State UniversityGeorgiaUSA

About the editors

Alice Johnston Myatt is Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi, USA. Myatt develops and teaches composition classes, is Academic Coordinator for the minor in Professional Writing, and chairs the planning team for the department’s annual Transitioning to College Writing Symposium.

Lynée Lewis Gaillet is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Georgia State University, USA.  She is author of numerous articles and book chapters addressing Scottish rhetoric, writing program administration, composition/rhetoric pedagogy, publishing matters, and archival research methods. She is a recipient of an NEH Summer Research Award and ISHR Fellowship.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Writing Program and Writing Center Collaborations
  • Book Subtitle Transcending Boundaries
  • Editors Alice Johnston Myatt
    Lynée Lewis Gaillet
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-59931-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-92785-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-59932-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 275
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
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