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CFP: Computers and Writing 2006 (Deadline: Jan 15)

Computers and Writing 2006 invites proposals for its May 25-28 conference. Hosted by Texas Tech University, the theme for the program is “Still Making Knowledge on the Frontier(s).” To submit proposals by January 15 for workshops, poster sessions, round table discussions, and individual or panel presentations, see the submission form.

While each year brings new research questions to the field, scholars and instructors still wrestle with many enduring issues. In addition to our quest to understand more about writing, writing instruction, and training new writing instructors, we wish to examine the use of datagogy in our field, the continued search for valid and reliable visual and socially-networked writing environment assessment methodologies, the exploration of communication through wireless and mobile technologies, the developed integration of open-source tools with system-wide electronic performance support system services, and the increased influence of technical communication on composition. We encourage submissions in response to the following:

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Director of Composition

Missouri State University, Department of English seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of English to serve as director of composition. Duties include teaching two courses in writing, composition theory, or writing pedagogy each semester; supervising graduate teaching assistants; and developing the department's composition curriculum. Requirements include a Ph.D. in rhetoric or composition theory by the time of appointment; record of effective teaching; publications or promise of publications; and active participation in professional organizations. Experience or documented interest in composition curriculum development and composition program administration strongly preferred.
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2006 WPA Conference in Chattanooga: CFP due Feb 1, 2006

Call for Proposals

2006 Summer Conference of the
Council of Writing Program Administrators
Chattanooga (Tennessee) Choo Choo Convention Center and Hotel
July 13-16
Train yourself for excitement as you make plans for participating in the 2006 WPA Conference at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Convention Center next July! Our theme, “Keeping on Track: Looking Back, Looking Forward, and Looking Out for New Opportunities,” acknowledges both the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo and nearby Lookout Mountain, but it also conveys our thematic focus on the importance of continual reflection, planning, and inquiry to maintain direction and momentum for the writing programs we lead.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of English

Assistant/Associate Professor of English. Tenure possible for Associate. East College is seeking a faculty member to join the program in Humanities and Arts. East College is the largest college at ASU’s Polytechnic campus and currently offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate arts and sciences and professional programs. The college has been growing rapidly and is now ready to initiate a program in Literature, Writing, and Film. Programs in East College emphasize applied study and have distinctive characteristics appropriate to a polytechnic environment. The successful candidate will teach program and service courses in English; pursue an active research agenda.

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Composition and Rhetoric

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

QUALIFICATIONS:
PRIMARY CRITERIA
1. Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2006
2. Specialization in Composition and Rhetoric
3. Ability and willingness to teach first year writing courses
4. Ability to teach courses online
SECONDARY CRITERIA
1 Willingness and interest in teaching writing courses in the Capital Scholars
Honors Program
2. Ability to teach upper division and graduate level writing courses and courses on composition theory
3. Knowledge and Experience in implementing and working in Writing Across the Curriculum or
Writing In the Disciplines

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MLA Events of Interest to WPAs--all of the info in one place

MLA Sessions of Interest to WPAs:
WPA Panels at 2005 MLA in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, 29 December
599. Writing Program Administration and (Multi)Media
7:15-8:30 p.m., Hoover, Marriott Wardman Park
Presiding: Shirley K Rose, Purdue University

  1. "The More Things Change"
    Deborah H. Holdstein, Northern Illinois University
  2. "Breaking (the) News: Changing Stories about Writing and Writers in Mainstream Media through the WPA Network for Media Action"
    Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University
  3. "Coming Soon to a Writing Program Near You"
    Todd Taylor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  4. "Multi-Media Archives and the Documentation of WPAs' Intellectual Work"
    Shirley K Rose, Purdue University

Looking Forward to Chattanooga

I’ve just returned from a short trip to Chattanooga to get a preview of the site of our 2006 WPA conference and workshop in July, the Chattanooga Choo Choo Holiday Inn and Convention Center (http://www.choochoo.com/). Local Committee leaders Lauren Ingraham, Jennifer Beech, and James Inman and I took a tour of the meetings rooms where our conference sessions will be held and got a good look at many of the other features of the hotel developed around this historic site, including train cars converted into sleeping rooms and train station transformed into hotel lobby. After the tour, we met for about an hour of conference program planning, then caught the electric shuttle for a 10-minute ride from the hotel to downtown for lunch.

Division on History and Theory of Rhetoric Panels at MLA

Please note these additional MLA sessions of interest to WPAs:

(information about sessions sponsored by the council of Writing Program Administrators and sessions sponsored by the Teaching of Writing Division is available at http://wpacouncil.org/node/178)

*329. Ancient Rhetorics and Contemporary Pedagogies
Wednesday, 28 December
7:15–8:30 p.m., Wilson A, Marriott Wardman Park

Presiding: Don Bialostosky, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

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