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CFP: Teaching Audience: Theory and Practice

Call for Papers:
Teaching Audience: Theory and Practice

Brian Fehler (Tarleton State University), Elizabeth Weiser (Ohio State University-Newark), and Angela Gonzalez (Texas Christian University) invite scholars in rhetoric, composition, literacy, and communication studies to contribute to the collection Teaching Audience: Theory and Practice. Considerations of audience have been important in our disciplines at least since Aristotle’s Rhetoric, and this collection aims to open a space for discussing how scholar-teachers theorize and teach audience in first-year and advanced writing and communication courses. In particular, this collection will address such questions as:

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Technology Institute is Full!

Enrollment for the 2006 WPA Technology Institute at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga July 13 has reached its limit, so we have closed registration.

The focus of this year’s institute, led by Darsie Bowden and Peter Vandenberg, is multi-media/mixed-media composing in writing programs. More information is available at: http://wpacouncil.org/node/395

Shirley Rose

OS Techno-Plank Blog

Irv Peckham has set up a blog for those who want to participate in discussions of the "technology plank" for the WPA Outcomes Statement.

http://wpaoutcomes.blogspot.com/2006/06/suggested-section.html

Kathi Yancey writes: "We have posted some notes from our deliberations last summer as well as some other notes related to our thinking. Please do read and contribute! We'll include these postings when we work on this effort in TN next month, too."

A session at the upcoming 2006 WPA Summer Conference in Chattanooga will be devoted to discussion of the "techno-plank":
Friday afternoon from 3:30-5:30.

Workshop Registration is Closed

We have closed registration for the 2006 WPA Workshop in Chattanooga, Tennessee July 9-12. Workshop leaders Lauren Fitzgerald and Greg Glau are in the process of giving worshop registrants their "homework" assignments for advanced preparation.

Next year's workshop will be in Tempe, Arizona July 8-11. Begin planning to attend now!

Shirley Rose
WPA President

Writing Center and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator for the Academic Success Center

Dickinson State University is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and creative individual to join the Academic Success Center (ASC), a learning excellence program. As an ASC team member, the Writing Center and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator will supervise direct academic assistance in writing; teach three sections of supplemental instruction for developmental English courses; and provide leadership and structural support for the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative. The Coordinator will also hire, train, and evaluate the English peer tutors and Writing Center Interns; develop and implement an On-Line Writing Lab (OWL); provide training sessions and informational workshops for both students and faculty; and write grants to support the initiatives of this program.

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Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Dickinson State University, a university with record enrollment increases for ten consecutive years, invites applications for the position of Director of Public Relations and Marketing. The Director reports to the President, serves on the President’s Cabinet, and is the chief communication officer for the University. The Director designs, communicates and directs a comprehensive marketing and public relations program; develops and executes marketing plans for specific projects; supervises the activities related to the University web page, the University cable access television channel, and the University News Bureau; advises the President on issues related to public affairs and campus communications; oversees campus publications and printing projects; and works with the Foundation staff on communications associated with fundraising.

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Grant Writer

Dickinson State University seeks personable, detail and research oriented candidates for the position of Grant Writer. Reporting to the President, the Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, planning, preparing, submitting, and monitoring external grant applications to support the ongoing success of DSU. Duties will be: to identify and research funding opportunities and alternative resources that address the University’s stated mission and goals; to collaborate with college faculty and staff to determine funding needs; to develop, write, and submit original grant proposals and applications; to maintain centralized files for externally funded programs and other grant activities; to act as a liaison with private and public funding agencies and organizations; and to perform other duties as assigned. Exceptional writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills; good computer software skills; experience researching and evaluating appropriate grant funding resources, and the ability to meet deadlines and work independently are essential for success in this position. Effective management, organizational, budgeting, and planning skills are also required. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of successfully demonstrated grant writing experience. A Master’s degree and experience in higher education grant writing are preferred qualifications.

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