Registration is now open for the CWPA 2016 conference in Raleigh, NC! We'll be talking about "Engaging Multiple Perspectives in and about Writing Program Administration." Early registration rates are available through May 31, 2016. For registration information, please visit: http://www.carolinaswpa.org/cwpa2016/about-the-conference/registration/
News & Announcements
We invite applications for the position of Master’s Student Representative in the Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) for the 2016-17 academic year (minimum). Position will become effective July 2016. The Master’s Rep position is an ex-officio position on the Graduate Committee.
BASIC WRITING PROGRAM, University of California, San Diego
The Division of Arts & Humanities, at UC San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
We are seeking applicants for temporary lecturer position(s) in Basic Writing (basicwriting.ucsd.edu). Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly or annual, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. Positions available beginning the 2016/2017 academic year.
As an encore performance, the CCCC Committee on the Status of Graduate Students (SOGS) and WPA-GO are co-sponsoring Mentoring @ Cs (M@Cs) in Houston, Texas! We welcome mentees and mentors with a wide range of interests within rhetoric and composition. Mentors and mentees will meet at the conference to chat over free food and drinks (at an evening social and/or a light breakfast) and/or attend a session of mutual interest.
In July 2016, the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Graduate Committee (GC) will say goodbye to members Logan Bearden (Florida State University), Christina LaVecchia (University of Cincinnati), and current Chair, Kat Daily O'Meara (Arizona State University).
Please see the attached call for a new editorial team for WPA: Writing Program Administration. The term of our current, amazing editorial team (Barb L’Eplattenier, Lisa Mastrangelo, and Sherry Rankins-Robertson) will expire in Spring 2017, so Rita Malenczyk is heading the search committee for a new editor (or editors) in her capacity as chair of the Publications Committee.
For an edited collection, “Revisiting Peer Review: Critical Reflections on a Pedagogical Practice,” we seek chapter proposals that revisit the practice of peer review. Broadly defined as students responding to each other’s writing, peer review has been a foundational practice since its adoption from the process movement in the 1960s. Though a mainstay of the writing classroom, peer review still poses many unanswered questions for instructors.