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We are writing to share four strategy sheets from our forthcoming collection The Things We Carry: Strategies for Recognizing and Negotiating Emotional Labor in Writing Program Administration that provide a range of ideas for negotiating the emotional labor of administration and, we think, for negotiating the emotional labor WPAs are surely experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We in the CWPA leadership wish you the very best during these difficult times. We encourage you to prioritize your health and that of your students, and to operate from a position of caring--this may not be your finest semester, and that's OK! Organizationally, the Executive Board is meeting on April 16 to discuss any pressing issues, including the summer conference. Right now, it is too early to tell exactly how the virus will progress, and July seems a long way off. But we will keep everyone in the loop.
CWPA is aware of the disruption COVID-19 is causing on our campuses and within our programs. While we do not have solutions, we offer our support, and will continue to update you about our events as the situation clarifies. For migrating your courses online, we recommend the resources from GSOLE, described below.
Executive Board, Council of Writing Program Administrators
In July 2020, the CWPA Executive Board will say goodbye and thank you to three members who are ending their board terms: Sheila Carter-Tod (Virginia Tech), Genevieve Garcia de Mueller, (Syracuse University) and Staci Perryman-Clark (Western Michigan University). We therefore invite nominations for three new Executive Board members, each of whom will serve a three-year term beginning in July 2020. Please note that while all nominations are welcome and will receive due consideration, increased diversity among our leadership is a priority to which the organization has committed itself. Nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups and individuals who can lend diverse perspectives are strongly encouraged.