Vote in a poll about a workshop on writing a program self-study at the WPA Summer Conference

Great news!  Ed White and Doug Hesse have agreed to co-lead a workshop on writing a program self-study at the 2007 WPA Summer Conference in Tempe this coming July. 

The workshop would be held during a concurrent session time slot and would be open to all interested participants.  The session would be officially sponsored by the WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, but it would cover writing and using program self-studies for a variety of contexts, not just in preparation for a WPA C-E visit.

To help us determine whether there is enough interest in this workshop topic to continue with our planning, please log in on the website and participate in our online poll at this node: 

The  poll will be available until Wednesday, May 2.




I think this is a great idea. I've just learned that I'm to be the editor for my institution's accreditation self-study, and I'm sure that having written two self-studies for C-E visits will stand me in good stead. It's a useful genre to have in one's rhetorical repertoire. The proposed leaders are excellent, as well. I think this workshop would appeal to lots of WPAs, both experienced and less so.

Coming from a small school, I would recommend that part of the time be devoted to adapting the C-E guidelines to local situations. Most of the assumptions include required fyc, TA training, contingent staff, summer sessions, and so on. Small schools may be configured quite differently but still benefit from a C-E visit.


Carol Rutz
Carleton College