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Roundtable Discussants Needed - WPA 2006

Are FYC courses your school taught primarily by faculty (“regular” and/or temporary)? If so, I ask you to consider participating in a roundtable discussion I’m proposing for WPA 2006.

WPA scholarship tends to ignore, I believe, those of us in institutions where FYC courses are staffed primarily, if not exclusively, by faculty. I’m interested in widening our profession’s conception of WPA work and identity by looking at the locations in which we work and the roles place, location, and culture play in our work. If your FYC courses are staffed primarily by a relatively stable cadre of faculty on some kind of continuing appointment and would like to participate in this roundtable discussion, please email me at sduffey@georgiasouthern.edu. Include a brief description of your staff, the kind of institution you work at, and perhaps a question or two you think your position raises about WPA theory, practice, or scholarship. I’ll put together a group whose “locations” might be expected to bring up a diversity of issues.

WPA Breakfast at CCCC 2006

If you're attending CCCC in March, you won't want to miss the WPA Breakfast! You can now purchase your breakfast ticket online at Digital WPA, as well as donate to the Robert J. Connors Memorial Fund, which supports graduate student attendance at the breakfast.

http://wpacouncil.org/node/275

Thursday March 23, 7:00-8:30 a.m.
DePaul Center Student Union Cafeteria

Enjoy an excellent buffet of Farm Fresh Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, with or without Cheese, Crispy Bacon and Sausage Links, Country Style Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter, Chilled Juices, Assorted Mini Pastries, Starbucks Coffee (Regular and Decaffeinated) and Hot Tea with Lemon—as well as good company, presentations of awards, miscellaneous announcements, and as always a few surprises.

Reminder: Proposals for 2006 WPA Conference due February 1

Dear WPA member:

If you are planning to submit a proposal for the 2006 WPA Conference in Chattanooga July 13-16, the February 1 deadline is quickly approaching. After February 1, proposals will be accepted on a space-available-only basis.

The call for proposals can be viewed on the WPA website at this node: http://wpacouncil.org/node/216

To submit a proposal, you will have to log in as a member.

Please let me know if you encounter difficulties in logging-in or in using the proposal submission form.

Thanks,
Shirley

Shirley K Rose, President
Ccouncil of Writing Program Admin

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CFP: Rhetoricizing Technology, Technologizing Rhetoric

2006 MLA Convention: Call for Proposals

MLA Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoricizing Technology, Technologizing Rhetoric

Papers that address the influence of technology on rhetorical theory and/or the influence of rhetorical theory on technology (theory, development, application). 300-word abstracts by 10 Mar.; Morris Young (youngms1@muohio.edu).

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Morris Young

Associate Professor of English

Faculty Affiliate in American Studies

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topics for plenary

What's happening with writing instruction in high schools and colleges

How can we change this situation

What is the role of writing centers in faculty development on the secondary and college level

What are the possible future approaches to the teaching of writing or directing writing programs?

Why the disparate approach rather than the collaborative one

What I believe about teaching writing

2006 WPA Breakfast at CCCC in Chicago

You are invited!

2006 WPA Breakfast at CCCC in Chicago
Thursday March 23, 7:00-8:30 a.m.
DePaul Center Student Union Cafeteria

Enjoy an excellent buffet of Farm Fresh Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, with or without Cheese, Crispy Bacon and Sausage Links, Country Style Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter, Chilled Juices, Assorted Mini Pastries, Starbucks Coffee (Regular and Decaffeinated) and Hot Tea with Lemon—as well as good company, presentations of awards, miscellaneous announcements, and as always a few surprises.

New WPA Poll: Stay on the job permanently or rotate in and out?

Dear WPA member:
Please consider participating in a poll asking the following question:

"Are writing programs are better served by WPAs who remain in their jobs permanently or by WPAs who rotate in and out of the job?"

http://wpacouncil.org/node/273

You will need to log in to vote.

A similar question was asked by Linda Peterson in a survey conducted in 1985 and reported in the Spring 1987 issue of WPA.

Shirley Rose

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