Shirley Rose's blog

Assistant Professor History of Rhetoric

Assistant Professor in History of Rhetoric The Department of English at Arizona State University (ASU) ( seeks an assistant professor and scholar-teacher in rhetoric and composition who has compiled a compelling record of scholarship appropriate to rank in any area of the history of rhetoric.


New Editorial Team Announced for WPA Journal

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is pleased to announce the appointment of Alice Horning (Oakland University, Michigan), Debra Dew (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), and Glenn Blaylock (Our Lady of the Lake College, Louisiana) as the next Editorial Team for our official journal, WPA: Writing Program Administration. The co-editors will be supported by Assistant Editors Greg Giberson, Lori Ostergaard, and Jim Nugent (all of Oakland University); Edward M White (Professor Emeritus, California State University-San Bernardino) will serve as Book Review Editor.

WPA at MLA 2007: The Party

WPA Social at the 2007 MLA Conference, December 28

WPA and Purdue University, the institutional home of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, will be hosting a WPA Social at the 2007 MLA Conference in Chicago, to which all WPA members are invited. Join us for great Cajun food and a cash bar on Friday evening, December 28 at Heaven on Seven ( 111 North Wabash Avenue, 7 th floor) from 5:30-7:30 . Details and a more formal invitation will be forthcoming.


WPA Works on Developing Writing Items on NSSEE

For participants in the Development of Writing Items on the NSSE:

I'm transferring some notes we've exchanged via email to this blog so everything will be in one place.

Shirley Rose

(from Chuck:)

Dear contributors:   

Thanks very much for attending Saturday's NSSE/WPA working session, and thanks for agreeing to continue this work through this week and beyond. Shirley took careful notes and forwarded them to me; they're pasted in below.      


2007 Assessment Institute Blog and other info for participants

I'm pleased to pass along this message from the Asessment Institute leaders.--Shirley

Dear WPA Assessment Institute Participants, 

We (your facilitators) look forward to working with you next week! To maximize our day together, we thought it would be helpful to do a bit of reading before the institute takes place.  So we've started a blog on Wordpress ( to enable us to connect. 

New WPA President, VP, and Executive Board Members Take Office

Dear Fellow CWPA Members:

Yesterday, July1, was an important day for the organization as we made a transition in leadership. Joe Janangelo (Loyola University Chicago) moved into the position of WPA President and Linda Adler-Kassner (Eastern Michigan University) began her term as WPA Vice-President. Three new Executive Board members began their three-year terms: Jeff Andelora (Mesa Community college), Eli Goldblatt (Temple University), and Barbara L’Eplattenier (University of Arkansas-Little Rock).

2007 WPA Summer Workshop Agenda/Schedule

I'm pasting in a note from the 2007 WPA Summer Workshop leaders.--Shirley


There are still a few seats left for the WPA Summer Workshop (held the Sunday-Wednesday, July 8-11) before next month's conference (July 12-15). For full details please see

Susan Miller Cochran and I have been working hard to construct a thoughtful and useful agenda -- see below.