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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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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.

2006 WPA Conference Program Draft Available Online

Dear Members and Friends of the Council of Writing Program Administrators,

Final preparations are in progress for the 2006 WPA Conference in Chattanooga July 13-16. A draft of the program outline and a draft of the schedule of concurrent sessions is available online in PDF attachments at this URL: http://wpacouncil.org/2006ConfDraft

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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

Call for WPA Journal Editor(s) or Editorial Team

Call for WPA Journal Editor(s) or Editorial Team

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is seeking a new Editor or editorial team for its official journal, WPA: Writing Program Administration.

Our current very distinguished editorial team, led by Managing Editors Gregory Glau, Duane Roen, and Barry Maid, has shepherded the journal through three years of increasing visibility and importance, but they are ready to move on to other work in the field.

The WPA is now calling for applications for the position of WPA Journal Editor or Editorial Team. The term is for three years, with possibility for renewal, and starts in Spring 2007; responsibility for the first issue will be for Fall/Winter 2007 (Volume 31 Number 1) with assistance from Greg, Duane, and Barry.

WPA Conference Registration Deadline Today

Hello, WPA members,

Today is the deadline for "early bird" registration for the WPA conference and related events in Chattanooga, July 9-16. After today, registration remains open on a space available basis, but the cost per event increases by $30. If you still need to register, click over to . A printable/mailable form is also on the website if you want to pay by check rather than credit card.

On the WPA website, you'll also find information about:

--the WPA workshop, July 9-12
--the Assessment Insititute, July 12
--the Technology Institute, July 12

Reminder to register for WPA Conference in July

Only five days remain until the "early bird" conference registration deadline of May 15. If you haven't yet registered for the WPA summer conference and related events at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, July 9-16, now's the time. Online registration is available at . A printable/mailable form is also on the website if you want to pay by check rather than credit card.

On the WPA website, you'll also find information about:

--the WPA workshop, July 9-12
--the Assessment Insititute, July 12
--the Technology Institute, July 12
--housing at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel (book at www.choochoo.com with group booking code WPA)

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