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Job Opening @ Baylor University

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor

With a commitment to increasing diversity, the Baylor Department of English announces a tenure-track, rank-open line for a Rhetoric and Composition specialist, to begin Fall 2007. Upper-division undergraduate courses in our Professional Writing major. Also an occasional graduate seminar on a topic in Rhetoric/Composition Studies. Ability to teach Technical Writing. Active researcher with publications accepted and/or in print. Baylor is a Baptist University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants should be able to affirm Baylor's Christian identity and mission. Applications will be reviewed beginning 16 October 2006, and will be accepted until the position is filled. MLA interviews. To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed by 28 November 2006. The position requires a letter of application, a c.v., and a dossier including at least three letters of recommendation, to be mailed to Professor Maurice Hunt; Chair, Department of English; One Bear Place #97404; Baylor University; Waco, Texas 76798-7404.

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Faculty Position at Elon University

My colleagues, Tim Peeples, Paula Rosinski, and Michael Strickland, and I are excited to announce and invite applications for the following tenure-track faculty position in the Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) program at Elon University, in Elon, North Carolina. If you or someone you know is particularly enthusiastic about working closely with colleagues to make a rhetorically focused professional writing education come alive for an undergraduate population, please consider applying or encouraging interested colleagues to apply.

The ad below offers a description of the position, as well as some introductory information about the English major concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric.

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Drexel seeking Director of the Freshman Writing Program

Drexel University is seeking an Assistant Professor of English to serve as the Director of the Freshman Writing Program, housed in the Department of English and Philosophy (www.drexel.edu/coas.engphil). This full-time, tenure-track appointment begins in July 2007.

Duties of the Director of the Freshman Writing Program would include setting the goals and objectives of Drexel’s first-year writing program; designing, developing, and continually improving the program’s curriculum; administering freshman writing courses (between 90 and 120 sections each term); supervising and coordinating faculty; and representing the Program within the university and in writing program administration organizations. The successful candidate will be an active voice in the planning and development of Drexel writing initiatives. In fulfilling these duties, the Director will have the help of the Assistant Director of the Writing Program.

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Post-Katrina: Life in America Writing Assignments

Friends--
I'm pasting in Lillian Bridwell Bowles recent WPA-L post from Baton Rouge.
--Shirley

From: Writing Program Administration on behalf of Lillian B Bowles
Sent: Fri 8/18/2006 11:39 AM
To: WPA-L@asu.edu
Subject: Post-Katrina, Life in America Writing Assignments

Dear WPA Colleagues,

I met a new first-year writing instructor last weekend who told me that she and her husband are in utter culture shock after their move from another state to Louisiana. The conditions here are still desperate for many Louisianians as we brace for more potential hurricanes. Displaced children

AACU Response to Spellings Commission Report

Dear Members of the Council of Writing Program Administrators

Today the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities issued a response to the third draft of the Spellings Commission Report. The AACU statement is at this URL:
http://www.aacu.org/About/statements/SpellingsFinalDraft.cfm

I've also pasted it in below.
The Council of Writing Program Administrators is an Affiliate of AACU.

AACU Letter and Response:
Dear Colleagues,

Today, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is releasing a statement (below) on the draft report of the Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education. The commission held its final meeting today, which included discussion of its third draft report, released on August 4, 2006.

Good Press about the WPA Conference in Chattanooga

An announcement about recent WPA conference is currently posted on the website of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. To view the story online, go to http://www.utc.edu/news06/wpa.php. Since these news stories are generally posted for only a week, I'm also pasting the story below for all to see. Thanks again to all the conference participants for making the meeting in Chattanooga such a success.

--Lauren

Council of Writing Program Administrators Meets in Chattanooga

The Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), the professional organization for university faculty who design and direct college writing programs, gathered at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo recently, where more than 200 participants from nearly 50 states were registered for a conference, according to Dr. Lauren Sewell Ingraham, Associate Professor of English and Director of Composition, and Local Arrangements Chair WPA 2006.

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:

Preparing Graduate Students for WPA Positions

On WPA-L today, Shirley Rose asks, "How many schools are offering graduate coursework in writing program administration?"

You can respond to her question by sharing information @ CompFAQs:

Start here for an explanation and links to the form you can use to share your course information:

http://comppile.tamucc.edu/wiki/WPA-GraduateCourses/HomePage

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