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Welcome to the Media Update Forum!

The media update forum is for media monitors and media responders to post what they're seeing or hearing and/or doing to respond to stories about writers and writing in mainstream media.

If you have an update, post it here! Let us know what you saw and/or heard and where, and whether you plan to respond to it.

If you've responded to a news story, let us know the focus of the story and what you did to respond. If possible, please also include a copy of your response so that others can see how you addressed the issue.

WPA 2005

Writing as Writing Program Administrators
Anchorage, Alaska
Council of Writing Program Administrators
Summer Workshop, Institute, and Conference
July 3-10
Conference Website: http://moose.uaa.alaska.edu/wpa2005/

Conference Theme and Program

Several months ago, a fellow WPA remarked that she was looking forward to an upcoming leave from administrative work because she would have “time for writing.” Though we understand what she was saying, it’s an oddly ironic or paradoxical, if not nonsensical, statement.

Call for Papers: MLA 2005

Each year, the WPA sponsors panel sessions at the MLA convention as part of our Allied Organization status with the MLA. Below is the open call for papers this year's committee has put together. Please note that we're under a strict deadline for submitting this panel. In order to meet the MLA's deadline, we must have proposals in hand by March 25 to give the committee enough time to review submissions.

Membership

Why Join?

The Council of Writing Program Administrators offers a national network of scholarship and support for leaders of college and university writing programs.  Members include directors of freshman composition or undergraduate writing, WAC coordinators, writing center directors, department chairs, and so on.  Graduate students and faculty with professional interests in writing program administration are cordially invited to join.

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