News & Announcements

Call for Proposals: CWPA Conference in Boise, July 2015

Hi, folks--see below--Susan Miller-Cochran takes over as President on July 1, 2015, so she's chair of this conference. Please direct questions to her at her email address below.

Rita Malenczyk, President

 

Sustainable Writing/Program/Administrators

CWPA 2015 Call for Proposals

Boise, Idaho

July 12-19, 2015

 

AN INVITATION

 

Call for Nominations WPA-Go Graduate Committee Elections

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to NOV 7, 2014. Get your nominations in this week!***

In July 2015 the WPA-GO Graduate Committee (GC) will say goodbye to current members Christine Garcia, Brian Hendrickson, and Heather Stone; in addition, our current Chair, Al Harahap, will be moving into a special projects and advisory role rather than serving on the standing committees per the organization's succession plan. Therefore, we invite nominations for four new Graduate Committee members.

Save the Date: CWPA Breakfast at CCCC in Tampa!

CWPA members,

Don't forget the annual CWPA breakfast at C's! As usual, it will be held the Thursday morning of the conference before the opening session--this year, that's Thursday morning, March 19. We haven't yet finalized where it will be, but if you're up for good conversation, reconnecting with colleagues, making new contacts, and hearing more about the summer 2015 conference in Boise, save time to attend the breakfast. We hope to see you!
Rita Malenczyk, President

Latest Version of WPA Outcomes Statement Approved July 17, 2014

The most recent version of the WPA Outcomes Statement has been approved by the CWPA Executive Board and is available below. A contextualized version of the Statement, explaining the revision process, changes to the document, and why those changes were made will, we hope, appear in the next issue of WPA: Writing Program Administration. Thanks go to the members of the task force that revised this document: Darsie Bowden (chair), Dylan Dryer, Doug Downs, Susanmarie Harrington, Doug Hesse, Beth Brunk-Chavez, Joe Bizup, Kathleen Blake Yancey, Bump Halbritter, and Lisa Mahle-Grisez.

CWPA Conference in Normal a Great Success!

Thanks to all of you who attended the CWPA Conference at Illinois State University from July 17-20. It was a fabulous conference: the local committee, led by Joyce Walker, made it one of the most comfortable and welcoming conferences we've had in a while, and the plenary speakers--Doug Hesse, Melissa Ianetta, and Duane Roen-- stimulated lively discussion, as did the paper and panel presenters. Thanks, too, to our workshop leaders, Chuck Paine and Linda Adler-Kassner; and our institute leaders, Bob Broad, Diane Kelly-Riley, Beth Boquet, and Neal Lerner.

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CWPA Conference in Normal a Great Success!

Thanks to all of you who attended the CWPA Conference at Illinois State University from July 17-20. It was a fabulous conference: the local committee, led by Joyce Walker, made it one of the most comfortable and welcoming conferences we've had in a while, and the plenary speakers--Doug Hesse, Melissa Ianetta, and Duane Roen-- stimulated lively discussion, as did the paper and panel presenters. Thanks, too, to our workshop leaders, Chuck Paine and Linda Adler-Kassner; and our institute leaders, Bob Broad, Diane Kelly-Riley, Beth Boquet, and Neal Lerner.

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Part-Time Position in ESL Section of First Year Writing at DePaul University

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse at DePaul University in Chicago is seeking an experienced Chicago-area instructor with an MA in Composition and Rhetoric (or a related field) and TESOL certification to teach Composition and Rhetoric for international students in Autumn Quarter. The course is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursdays at the Lincoln Park Campus. Applicants should contact Eileen Seifert, Associate Director of First Year Writing: eseifert@depaul.edu.

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Motivating Millennials: How to Promote Active Student Reading in an Online Era

Popular websites such as SparkNotes, GradeSaver, and Shmoop offer student-geared synopses of texts taught in the humanities. As instructors discover, even strong students often check such e-guides rather than trust their independent response to a work, while some students rely on these websites for their entire interpretation of a text, if not also as a substitute for the actual reading. The availability of online ‘study aids’ is clearly a temptation for students to let others do their critical thinking for them—the antithesis of the central goal of higher education.

WPA-GO Social at CWPA14

The Writing Program Administrators-Graduate Student Organization (WPA-GO) hopes to see you at our 2014 CWPA Social. Join us on Friday, July 18 at the Medici in Normal from 8:30-11:30 pm. A limited supply of drink vouchers and light appetizers available.

This event is a celebration for _all_ WPA members and affiliates. Check out the flyer (attached), forward it to your friends, and please let us know if you have questions.

Many thanks to the Illinois State University Writing Program and Stipes Publishing for their help organizing and sponsoring this event!

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