CWPA President's blog

CWPA Visits The White House

On Friday, October 7, representatives from the Council of Writing Program Administrators,
along with colleagues from CCCC and NWP visited The White House. The delegation included
Charlie Lowe, Keith Rhodes, Linda Adler-Kassner, Rita Malenczyk, Barb L'Eplattenier,
Duane Roen, Dominic DelliCarpini, Chuck Paine, Dave Blakesley, Susan Miller-Cochran,
Kelly Ritter, and Chris Anson.

CWPA Receives Invitation to Visit The White House

Last week, the Council of Writing Program Administrators received an invitation to visit The White House on Friday, October 7, 2011.  In response to the invitation, which was facilitated by Wellstone Action, five leaders in the organization will be making the trip: Rita Malenczyk, Chuck Paine, Linda Adler-Kassner, Barbara L' Eplattenier, and Duane Roen. We will have an opportunity to talk with Obama Administration officials to share our perspectives on issues that are important to CWPA and its members.

Call for Nominations for CWPA Executive Board Elections

In July 2012 the CWPA Executive Board will say goodbye to members Darsie Bowden, DePaul University; Doug Downs, Montana State University; and Chuck Paine, University of New Mexico. We therefore invite nominations for three new Executive Board members.

The Executive Board oversees the CWPA, its events, and its activities; creates policies and procedures for its management; and engages in special projects and initiatives. The new Executive Board members will serve for three years, with terms beginning in July 2012.

Save the Dates: 2012 CWPA Conference

It's time to mark your calendars for the 2012 CWPA conference events in Albuquerque:

July 15-18: Workshop

July 19: Institutes

July 19-22: Annual CWPA Conference

Conference Site: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town (

Conference Theme: Writing Directions: Connecting Literacies, Languages, and Localities

Look for more details in the upcoming months.

The Publication of the WPA 2010 Conference Proceedings

It's only fitting that as we prepare for this year's CWPA Conference in Baton Rouge, that we look back to the previous year with the publication of the WPA 2010 Conference Proceedings. I thank Charlie Lowe for all his diligent work on the project.

To access the WPA 2010 Conference Proceedings, you'll need to login to the CWPA website (current membership required) and then visit this URL:

Conference Program

Here is the most current version of the 2011 CWPA conference program, which is identical to the printed program that you will receive when you arrive in Baton Rouge. Click on "2 attachments" below to see the program front matter and schedule.

Although online registration ended on June 10, there will be on-site registration in Baton Rouge.

See you there.


WPA 2011 Conference Program - Now Available!

The program for the 2011 WPA conference, institute, and workshop is now available! To access the program, click "2 attachments" (below) and the program is attached. You'll also find a file that includes the frontmatter for the program, including details about fantastic conference events!! (We will have printed programs for everyone in Baton Rouge, of course!) You'll see a fantastic program with outstanding sessions and activities awaits!