2007 Workshop for WPAs

WPA invites you to attend the

2007 Workshop for WPAs

Tempe Mission Palms
Tempe, Arizona
July 8-11, 2007

Sponsored by the Council of Writing Program Administrators
in conjunction with its summer conference (July 12-15)

Join new, prospective, and continuing administrators of all varieties of writing programs—including FYC, writing centers, WAC, ESL, and basic writing—in 3 ½ days of workshopping and conversation addressing the theoretical, curricular, and political demands of our work.

Topics will include:

  • What is a WPA?
  • Institutional Relationships and Politics
  • Directing Writing Programs at Different Types of Institutions (e.g., 2-year, 4-year, liberal arts, research-intensive)
  • Program Design, Outcomes, and Goals
  • Hiring Practices, Faculty Development, and Faculty Evaluation
  • Student and Program Assessment
  • Understanding Budgets
  • Researching and Networking as a WPA

Participants will gather Sunday afternoon, July 8, meet daily through Wednesday afternoon, July 11, and will have the opportunity to consult individually with workshop leaders in the evenings. In the workshop, participants will be encouraged to raise issues from their own professional situations, which have in the past included liberal arts colleges, two-year colleges, regional and flagship state universities, and major research institutions

Workshop leaders:

Susan K. Miller-Cochran is an associate professor of English at North Carolina State University and incoming director of the First-Year Writing Program. Her research focuses on the uses of technology in teaching writing, especially with second language writers. Prior to her appointment at North Carolina State, Susan spent six years on the faculty at Mesa Community College, part of the Maricopa Community College District. She has published articles in Composition Studies, Computers and Composition, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and she is also a co-editor of Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (with Shelley Rodrigo) and NCTE’s Strategies for Teaching First-Year Composition (with Duane Roen, Veronica Pantoja, Lauren Yena, and Eric Waggoner).

Greg Glau is Director of Writing Programs at Arizona State University, where he has taught since 1994. He is co-editor of the Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing (2005), co-author of Scenarios for Writing (2001) and Writing for College, Writing for Life (in press). Greg has published in WPA: Writing Program Administration, Rhetoric Review, English Journal, The Writing Instructor, IDEAS Plus, and Arizona English Bulletin, and has chapters in The Writing Program Administrator as Theorist and The Writing Program Administrator's Resource: A Guide to Reflective Institutional Practice. He (with Duane Roen and Barry Maid) is immediate past managing editor of WPA: Writing Program Administration.

Cost: $ 630 (includes all workshop materials and 7 meals)

Workshop Tuition Grants for Minority WPAs
Questions? Contact Shirley Rose, WPA President

Lodging: single $109 / double $ 109 / triple $119 / quad $129 (plus 12.07% sales tax and $9.75 per night hospitality fee). Please make your lodging reservations directly with the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel by calling 800.547.8705 or 480.894.1400. Please ask for “reservations” and identify the group as



Use group code 2T77I7

(Please do not make your reservations using the hotel’s Web site)

The Tempe Mission Palms (http://www.missionpalms.com/) is located less than a half block from downtown Tempe, filled with shops and restaurants. See http://www.downtowntempe.com/Dining.asp. And it’s within easy walking distance of the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. The hotel has a free airport shuttle.

Online registration is now closed.

(Online registration ended June 28; after that date, contact Greg Glau gglau@asu.edu regarding workshop registration.)