1. For the first time ever, our center has opened for summer term to help students. At first, we were generating a lot of response with campus fliers, emails, and class visits (our center discourages professors from requiring visits to the center as part of any graded assignment). Now that we're reaching the end of the term, the sessions are fewer and farther between. What do you suggest for a quick boost in advertisement that wouldn't necessarily involve hosting workshops or other large scale activities?
2. We're remodeling our center, so we're currently located in a much smaller space (hence the impossibility of a workshop). Any tips on how to deal with a crowded workspace?
3. Our center is also trying to get CRLA certified. Is anyone here affiliated with them? I'd only just heard about it, and I'm excited to know that I can have serious credentials for my work as a consultant.
On a personal note: I'm shopping for schools that hire grad students to work in their writing centers. Purdue is currently at the top of my list, but I'm trying to broaden my search. My GRE scores weren't fantastic, but my GPA is fairly competitive. I'll be concentrating on Renaissance Lit, too. Rhet/comp and TESL are secondary certifications I'd like to pick up. Any advice from current/former/fellow potential grad students?
Last question, I swear: Where is everyone from? I've missed out on some of the conferences this past year, and so I haven't gotten to know some of the writing centers, esp. in my neighborhood, as well as I wish I had. Plus, more shopping material for potential graduate schools :-)