As we start this academic year, the fruits of discussions in monthly Project Compass meetings, faculty development workshops, Writing Center and First Year Writing coordination, and funds from a Title III grant have resulted in a great example of putting theory to practice: "From Tutor to Tutor: A Guidebook for Writers." The idea of a student-authored text arose in fall 2009 when tutor-trainees in Lauren Rosenberg's Tutoring Writing class began discussing the possibility of creating their own book of essays, lore and tips for new tutors authored solely by writing tutors. The book was also designed to be a resource for everyone who works with student writers and who thinks about the best ways to consult with people about their writing.
"From Tutor to Tutor: A Guidebook for Writers" consists of 18 essays written by Writing Center and classroom tutors under the editorial supervision of English Professor Lauren Rosenberg. The cover artwork was also done by one of Eastern's students. The book demonstrates how Eastern's English majors, as well as majors in Environmental Earth Science, Music, and Sport and Leisure Managment apply their liberal education knowledge to their career development and also shows how they make a difference in enhancing student success for the entire Eastern community. "From Tutor to Tutor" is a great example of how Eastern develops leadership in our students through hands-on learning, with the guidance of great faculty mentors and supportive staff.