2006 WPA Summer Workshop

WPA Workshop Summer 2006 Workshop Leaders:

Lauren Fitzgerald is Associate Professor of English at Yeshiva University, where she directs the Yeshiva College Composition Program and Writing Center. Her work on writing programs and the teaching of writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Writing Lab Newsletter, The Writing Center Journal, and the edited collections Negotiating Religious Faith in the Composition Classroom, The Writing Center Director’s Resource Book (with Denise Stephenson), Judaic Perspectives on Literacy: Contexts for Rhetoric and Composition, and Sites of Plagiarism, Sites of Pedagogy (with T. Kenny Fountain).

Greg Glau is Director of Writing Programs at Arizona State University, where he has taught since 1994. Greg received his MA in Rhetoric and Composition from Northern Arizona University, and his PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona. Before being appointed WPA in 2000, Greg directed ASU’s basic writing Stretch Program. With Linda Adler-Kassner of Eastern Michigan University, Greg is co-editor of the Bedford Bibliography of Basic Writing (2001; second edition 2005). Greg also is coauthor of Scenarios for Writing (Mayfield/McGraw-Hill, 2001) and is currently working on Writing for College, Writing for Life with Duane Roen and Barry Maid (McGraw-Hill, due to be published in 2007). Greg has published in WPA: Writing Program Administration, Rhetoric Review, English Journal, The Writing Instructor, IDEAS Plus, and Arizona English Bulletin. He’s coauthor of a chapter in The Writing Program Administrator as Theorist (Rose and Weiser; Heineman), and author of a chapter in The Writing Program Administrator's Resource: A Guide to Reflective Institutional Practice (Enos and Brown; Erlbaum). Greg regularly presents at CCCC and has presented at WPA, MLA, RMMLA, the Western States Composition Conference, NCTE, and others. He currently (with Duane Roen and Barry Maid) is a managing editor of WPA: Writing Program Administration.

The WPA Summer Workshop attracts participating writing program administrators from a variety of programs, including first-year composition, writing centers, WAC, and comprehensive writing programs. Participants come from a range of institutions--large, medium, and small; public and private; secular and religiously affiliated, both U.S. and international. The workshop is led each year by two experienced writing program administrators who have been nationally recognized for their work. Participants spend three days discussing and writing about WPA roles and responsibilities, program design, curriculum development and trends, assessment, staffing and professional development, and more.

Workshop Schedule: July 9 - 12, 2006

Workshop participants gather Sunday afternoon, July 9, and meet all day every day through Wednesday evening, July 12. Workshop leaders Lauren Fitzgerald (Yeshiva University) and Greg Glau (Arizona State University) will also be available for one-to-one consultations in the evenings and (for workshop participants not attending an institute) on Thursday morning.

Costs: Workshop Registration: early bird $630 (includes workshop materials and 10 meals) Workshop PLUS Institute (Technology Inst. or Assessment Inst.)Package Price: $675 Early bird deadline is May 15; add $30 to registration cost for each event after May 15.

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