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CFP for InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching

Dear Colleagues,

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.

 

Take care,

Keywords: 

DIY Scholarship: Strategies for the WPA PhD

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 

Keeping the Plates Spinning: Surviving as a Graduate WPA

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 

Negotiating WPA Service and Graduate Student Work

By Todd Ruecker, University of New Mexico

 

As the job market gets increasingly competitive, it is important for graduate students to build 

their professional profile in as many ways as possible.  Beyond completing a stellar dissertation 

and trying to get a few publications, students should seek varying service opportunities present at 

their institution.  As a doctoral student at the University of Texas at El Paso, I served at different 

times as the Assistant Director of the Rhetoric and Writing Graduate Program, Assistant Director 

If you have questions about the WPA C-E Service...

Colleagues,

If you have been considering requesting a visit to your writing program by a team from the WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service and would like to know about the process for arranging for a visit or have questions about any other aspect of our work, I encourage you to call or email me for more information. Some information is also available on the CWPA website at http://wpacouncil.org/consultant

Call for Applications: 2015 CCCCs Graduate Student Travel Grants due 2/6

Call for Applications: 2015 CCCC Graduate Student Travel Grants due 2/6

The Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization (WPA-GO) and the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) are pleased to offer several travel grants of $100-200 each (plus admission to the CWPA Breakfast at CCCCs) to current graduate students presenting at or in association with the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication, to be held March 18-21 in Tampa, Florida.

Please take a moment to take a survey on social media

Hi all,

If you teach or have taught writing, rhetoric, and/or composition classes at the college level in the past two years, would you please take my survey about social media at http://bit.ly/1r9q5gH and pass it on to your departmental colleagues, listservs, and so on? I'd love to get broad exposure for this and lots of responses!

WPA-GO 2015 Graduate Committee Election

In July 2015, the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Graduate Committee (GC) will say goodbye to members Christine Garcia (U of New Mexico), Brian Hendrickson (U of New Mexico), and Heather Stone (U of Utah), while Al Harahap (U of Arizona) will assume the Past Chair role.

WPA-GO 2015 Graduate Committee Election

In July 2015, the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Graduate Committee (GC) will say goodbye to members Christine Garcia (U of New Mexico), Brian Hendrickson (U of New Mexico), and Heather Stone (U of Utah), while Al Harahap (U of Arizona) will assume the Past Chair role.

African American Composition Textbooks

Hello all, 

I am a doctoral student at Old Dominion University and am researching composition pedagogical practices at Historically Black Colleges and Universitys (HBCUs). I am particularly interested in the textbooks these institutions use in their writing classes and would like to know if Teresa M. Redd's Revelations: An Anthology of Expository Essays by and about Blacks is in circulation. I would be extremely grateful to anyone who could provide me with some information concerning my inquiries.Thank you for your time!

Best, 

Sherie Mungo

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