News & Announcements
As co-chairs of the CWPA Research Grants Committee, Chuck Paine and Diane Kelly-Riley are pleased to share this CFP for the 2015 CWPA Research Grants.
The Research Grants Committee invites proposals that investigate issues and practices in writing program administration. Funding is available for smaller award projects investigating the wide variety of issues related to writing program direction in its various forms.
The results from the 2015 election have been tabulated! Please join me in congratulating our newly elected officials:
Vice President: Dominic DelliCarpini, York College of Pennsylvania
Executive Board: Asao Inoue, University of Washington-Tacoma
Karen Keaton Jackson, North Carolina Central University
Cheri Lemieux Spiegel, Northern Virginia Community College
Welcome to all of you!
Good news! We are now able to accept submissions for the WPA-GO Travel Grants for CCCC until next Friday, February 13th. The deadline has been extended from the original date of February 6th. If you are a graduate student presenting at CCCC or any of the related forums, please submit a proposal to WPA-GO. We are making several awards, and the process is pretty straightforward so there is still time. Details are below. Advisors--please alert your student advisees.
I am a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University and will be gathering data for our first year writing program by asking questions to students on the effectiveness of the program and their thoughts, feelings, and work processes used in their first year writing classes. I was hoping someone would be able to share their IRB protocol with me so I can have a stronger grasp on the process and the research I will conduct in March.
A one day symposium
April 25, 2015
The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public
Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf
Please find attached a CFP for an upcoming issue of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching. Now in its tenth year, InSight is a refereed scholarly journal focusing on the scholarship of post-secondary teaching and learning. It is published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Park University. As you will see in the CFP, Volume 10 of the journal will focus on various aspects of the SoTL paradigm.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the journal or the CFP.
By Virginia Schwarz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
During my academic hiatus, I learned how to be a do-it-yourself scholar, and I
think that approach can be helpful in PhD programs, especially for future writing
program administrators (WPAs). The six years I spent in teaching and administrative
roles at various community colleges helped me form a strong identity as a WPA, and I
also learned to be very creative in finding—and making—opportunities. If you’re a new
By Katherine Daily, Arizona State University
I’m sitting on the plane headed back to Wisconsin, throttled forward to a land of
cheese-shaped hats, my favorite beer (New Glarus Spotted Cow), and some of the
nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet. I’m looking ahead to eight glorious
days with family and friends: the baptism of my nephew and niece, an ugly sweater
party (or two), meeting up with friends at my favorite cigar bar from my undergrad,
and hopefully a snowstorm on Christmas eve. However, there’s a feeling of dread