WPA 2008 Combo: Conference, Workshop, and Instititue (Institute Research and Writing Programs)

Includes the conference, the workshop (July 6-9) and the Institute: Institute Research and Writing Programs (July 10)

Workshop Description
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. Led by Chris Anson and Susan K. Miller-Cochran.

Institute(Institute Research and Writing Programs) Description
The 2008 research institute will help participants cultivate the view of WPA work as an opportunity for research by helping them to create, develop, and refine plans for a specific program-based research project. We will consider the question "What is (Program) Research?" and will discuss topics such as developing research questions, designing appropriate methodologies for investigating them, and working with Institutional Review Boards. We will also discuss some models and exemplars of program-based research. Led by Irwin Weiser and Meg Morgan.

Conference Description
WPA President and Program Chair Joe Janangelo has focused this year’s theme on WPAs as learners, as teachers, and as learned contributors to students’ lives, to knowledge, and to higher education. In addition to invigorating concurrent sessions, meals, and breaks, the program features three keynote speakers:

  • Andrea Lunsford
, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University
  • Shirley K Rose, Professor of English at Purdue University and Immediate Past President of WPA
  • Susan Thomas, Director of Teaching Development for Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney
  • For more information, visit http://www.du.edu/writing/documents/WPA_informational_brochure.pdf

    To register for the Conference, Workshop and this Institute: