For this issue, Praxis invited authors to reflect on the various ways writing centers serve student populations and wider communities in ways that raise the institutional profiles of writing center work. Authors of our six Focus articles consider the question of institutional profile from a variety of perspectives. Together they demonstrate how writing centers at various stages of development and in a variety of institutional settings face and overcome particular challenges. They ask how writing centers might best represent themselves and present strategies for expanding the purview of writing-center work.

Because Praxis received a number of provocative articles this spring, the Fall 2011 issue of Praxis will revisit our current theme. Also, our Fall 2011 issue will be the first peer-reviewed issue of Praxis. Praxis will continue to be supported by the Undergraduate Writing Center, a division of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at UT Austin. The transition to peer review will be accompanied not just by the development of an editorial board and peer review process, but also by changes in the way Praxis is published online. Our editors will be taking advantage of Open Journal System’s content management applications and will be launching a new website.