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Making a Difference: It's What We Do

Utah CRLA’s Regional Conference will be held via Zoom on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

The conference theme is Making a Difference: It’s What We Do. Tutoring services are intended to impact students of an institution in a positive way. This conference will offer opportunities for learning centers to share their program’s successes, look at how tutoring positively impacts their students, and offer new ideas on how to increase the impact of tutoring services. We invite you to engage in these conversations by attending and presenting at the Utah CRLA Regional Conference this summer.

Zoom Meeting ID: 972 4830 5723
Passcode: UT-CRLA

10:00 am – 10:50 am

Opening Session & Keynote

Welcome by Casey Hoekstra, Conference Coordinator

Making a Difference Through Ethics of Love and Care
Dr. Amy Bergerson - Miami University of Ohio

10:50 am – 11:00 am

Break for Transition

11:00 am – 11:50 am

Creating Lead Tutor Position
Sara Seefried & Lead Tutors - Weeber State University

In this session, we will describe our lead tutor program that provides experienced tutors with more responsibilities and help them gain leadership skills for future careers. Lead tutors will be present to share their experiences and answer questions from the student employee’s perspective.           

11:50 am – 12:30 pm

Break for Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

Meeting Students Where They Are During the Pandemic and Beyond
Leslie Loeffel, Rachel Bench, & Katarina Aikens - Weber State University

Learn how our Academic Peer Coaching program leveraged technology to reach out to remote students during the pandemic. The APC program sought to create relationships while meeting students’ needs for convenience and flexibility through virtual workshops and appointments, text mentoring, online resources, and starting a blog.     

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm

Break for Transition

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

The Role of Writing Center Tutors: Global Issues on a Local Scale
Hailey Danielson - University of Utah

In college and university writing centers, tutors question whether they should prioritize helping students get the best grades or helping writers grow their voices. I sent a survey to five institutions across Utah, asking tutors what they believed their role to be at the university.        

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm

Break for Transition

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

CRLA Certification Meeting
Sara Seefried - Weber State University
Casey Hoekstra - University of Utah

Discuss recent changes to CRLA ITTPC and IMTPC Certification, ask any questions you might have, and collaborate on training ideas.  

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm

Break for Transition

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm

Closing Session

Closing remarks from Sara Seefried, Utah CRLA President, and Casey Hoekstra, Conference Coordinator


Registration is free!

Call for Proposals

The Utah CRLA Regional Conference Call for Proposals opens on April 1, 2021.

Remember that our theme is Making a Difference: It's What We Do. Please be sure to read the Call for Proposals carefully before you create your presentation for the conference.



Last Updated: 7/19/21