What would you like to hear about in the WPA Conference plenary dealing with "Looking Out for New Opportunities"?
Clark Atlanta University is seeking a Director of WISE (Writing Improvement for Success and Empowerment), an undergraduate writing improvement program. The director will provide leadership, faculty support, planning, resource development and program assessment.
Duties will include periodic assessment of the WISE program; development of rubrics, modules and training workshops for faculty; hiring, training, evaluating and monitoring WISE staff, including peer faculty assistants and tutors; serve as an advocate for WISE and its objectives on campus; initiate and support proposals from outside agencies; coordinate collaborations between other writing and faculty development programs on campus; and enhance writing instruction with appropriate technologies.
I am preparing a longitudinal study looking at how, if at all, the knowledge and skills learned in first-year writing transfer to other courses. I am having trouble finding related research. Does anyone have sources to recommend?
This is a request for information regarding the issue of promotion and appropriate degrees. Although the policy may vary by institution, I am wondering if other institutions have promoted (as in rank) people who direct a writing program who do not have English degrees but have appropriate related degrees. In our case at La Sierra University (small, comprehensive Christian institution in CA), we have a person directing our Basic English, particularly writing, program who has been told she cannot be promoted beyond the rank of instructor since she holds 1) only an MA, and 2) her MA is an MA in Education (from Claremont)and not in English.
Build an academic career in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia. If teaching is your passion not just a career PVCC is the place for you.
Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The college enrolls over 4000 credit and 2000 non-credit students per semester in college transfer and workforce development courses and programs. PVCC is known throughout the community and the Virginia Community College System for its exceptional faculty and staff, the quality of its programs and services, and the success of its students.
PVCC is searching for an English faculty member. This is a five-year, grant-funded position with fulltime fall/spring semester duties split 50% teaching and 50% as writing center coordinator; and part-time summer duties as writing center coordinator (additional stipend paid for summer duties). The successful candidate will teach a variety of English courses to include: developmental and college transfer level courses and provide leadership in the development and management of a new writing center. A masterâ€™s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in English is required. Preference will be given to candidates with prior community college teaching and writing center experience. A detailed job description and application procedures are available at http://www.pvcc.edu/humanr/PVCCEmployment/Employment.asp.
Call for Proposalsâ€”Edited Collection
Undergraduate Majors and the Future of the Discipline
Greg Giberson, Ph.D., Salisbury University
Tom Moriarty, Ph.D., Salisbury University
Recently, undergraduate majors in Rhetoric and Composition have begun to spring up around the country. These programs go by many names and take on many forms. There is little doubt that the continuing growth of undergraduate degrees in Rhetoric and Composition will have a significant impact on the future of R/C as a discipline. The primary goal of this edited collection is to investigate the development of undergraduate majors in Rhetoric and Composition (by whatever name(s) it happens to be assigned) and the various impacts those majors will have on the future of the discipline. Possible topics for discussion include:
All those who are planning to attend the 2006 WPA Summer Workshop, Institutes, and/or Conference can now register online at http://wpacouncil.org/2006register
Program invitations are going out this week (April 3-7).
Our department is in the process of moving to renewable terms for lecturers in our writing program, and the question has come up as to what consitutes appropriate degrees for the faculty in renewable terms. Currently we have primarily PhDs and MFAs as lecturers with a few MAs in English. The administration wants to implement policies that are consistent across the departments and one of their questions concerns what degrees for renewablelecturers are in line with best practices. The standard for continuing positions at our school has been a terminal degree but if many schools have renewable terms for lecturers who hold MAs, it would be helpful to know that.
Reflections invites submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts exploring diversity in community-based writing and literacy programs that engage traditionally marginalized populations. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
â€¢ In what ways can critical theories of race, gender, and/or language inform service-learning scholarship?