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The Research Exchange Now Open

Writing teachers and scholars have been making their need for more resources
well known. Many of us feel the need for increased and improved ways to
aggregate data; share project questions and designs; and exchange general
information and insights.

Our answer is the Research Exchange, an online resource for writing studies.

At the heart of the Exchange is a database where researchers can record and
share their work by filling out a short, revisable, and updatable form.

No project is too new or too small to be included, and we encourage everyone

Best Article Award Announced

At the July meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators in Tempe, Arizona, Gail Shuck was announced as the winner of the 2005-2006 Best Article Award for work published in Writing Program Administration. The winning article, “Combating Monolingualism: A Novice Administrator’s Challenge” appeared in the Fall, 2006 issue of the journal (30.1-2), a special issue devoted to the topic of second language writers and writing program administrators.

WPA Book Award Announced

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is pleased to announce its 2004-2005 Award for Best Book on Writing Program Administration.

Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline, edited by Barbara L’Eplattenier and Lisa Mastrangelo (Parlor Press, 2004) has been selected for the Council of Writing Program Administrator’s Best Book Award for 2004-2006.

The Council of Writing Program Administrators has established this award as part of its efforts to develop and promote an understanding of writing program administration as intellectual work of depth, sophistication, and significance. The Awards Committee employed the following criteria for selection: