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WPA Workshop, Institutes, and Conference 2008
Denver, Colorado
Workshop: July 6-9; Institutes: July 10; Conference: July 10-13

"Writing Program Administration and/as Learning"
Conference Chair: Joseph Janangelo, Loyola University Chicago

Local hosts: The University of Denver Writing Program


Call for Proposals

About the Workshop

About the Institutes

Conference Hotel: The Grand Hyatt

Denver in the Summer

Local Host: The University of Denver

Writing Program

Council of Writing Program Administrators

for Information about the program
contact Joseph Janangelo,

for Information about Local Arrangments, contact Doug Hesse,




Join new, prospective, and continuing administrators of all varieties of writing programs—including FYC,
writing centers, WAC, ESL, and basic writing—in 3 ½ days of workshopping and conversation addressing the theoretical, curricular, and political demands of our work.
Topics will include:

  • What is a WPA?
  • Institutional Relationships and Politics
  • Directing Writing Programs at Different Types of Institutions
  • Program Design, Outcomes, and Goals
  • Hiring Practices, Faculty Development, and Faculty Evaluation
  • Student and Program Assessment
  • Understanding Budgets
  • Developing and  Articulating Relationships with WAC Programs
  • Researching and Networking as a WPA

Participants will gather Sunday afternoon, July 6, meet daily through Wednesday afternoon, July 9, and will have the opportunity to consult individually with workshop leaders in the evenings. In the workshop, participants will be encouraged to raise issues from their own professional situations, which have in the past included liberal arts colleges, two-year colleges, regional and flagship state universities, and major research institutions.

The Workshop will be led by Chris Anson and Susan K. Miller-Cochran.

For more information, PDF of Workshop Info.

Page revised by Doug Hesse 1/5/08

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Chris Anson
Chris Anson

Susan Miller-Cochran
Susan K. Miller-Cochran