2007 WPA Summer Workshop Agenda/Schedule

I'm pasting in a note from the 2007 WPA Summer Workshop leaders.--Shirley


There are still a few seats left for the WPA Summer Workshop (held the Sunday-Wednesday, July 8-11) before next month's conference (July 12-15). For full details please see http://www.wpacouncil.org/conference2007

Susan Miller Cochran and I have been working hard to construct a thoughtful and useful agenda -- see below.

And workshop attendees get more than just Susan and Greg: we especially want to draw your attention to two special sessions:

On Tuesday, July 10, we're very fortunate to have a WPA from a relatively small university (Duku Anokye from the ASU West campus), a former WPA who is now a Dean (Dave Schwalm from the ASU Polytech campus), and the Chair of Mesa Community College's English Department, Jeff Andelora, who will lead a discussion on institutional contexts.

Also on Tuesday, former WPA and now Head of Humanities and Arts, ASU Polytech campus, Duane Roen, who will lead a discussion on curriculum and textbook selection.

We've pasted-in the daily schedule below, hope to see you there!


Greg Glau & Susan Miller-Cochran.

2007 WPA Summer Workshop Leaders


Monday: What is your role as a WPA?

9:00 - 10:30 - detailed introductions / overview / binders 10:30 - 12:30 What is a WPA? (Presentation on structure + group work + WPA problems + discussion) (part 1) 1:30 - 3:00 What is a WPA? (group work + discussion) (part 2) 3:00 - 4:30 Program outcomes and goals (part 1) [individual evening consultations with Susan or Greg]

Tuesday: What is the context of your work as a WPA?

9:00 - 10:30 Student Issues: Placement / ESL / Basic Writers / other special areas 10:30 - 12:30 - Special session on Institutional Contexts: Duku Anokye (ASU West campus), Dave Schwalm (ASU Polytech campus), and Jeff's Andelora (Mesa Community College) 1:30 - 3:00 - Faculty/Staff & Hiring Issues 3:00 - 4:30 - Special session on Curriculum and Textbooks: problems and solutions (Duane Roen, ASU {Polytech campus) [individual evening consultations with Susan or Greg]

Wednesday: How will you manage and assess your work as a WPA?

9:00 - 10:30 - Program outcomes and goals + Program Assessment (part 2 10:30 - 12:30 - Researching, publishing and tenure issues as a WPA 1:30 - 3:00 - Your issues 3:00 - 4:30: Putting it all together + evaluations [individual evening consultations with Susan or Greg]