OS Techno-Plank Blog

Irv Peckham has set up a blog for those who want to participate in discussions of the "technology plank" for the WPA Outcomes Statement.

http://wpaoutcomes.blogspot.com/2006/06/suggested-section.html

Kathi Yancey writes: "We have posted some notes from our deliberations last summer as well as some other notes related to our thinking. Please do read and contribute! We'll include these postings when we work on this effort in TN next month, too."

A session at the upcoming 2006 WPA Summer Conference in Chattanooga will be devoted to discussion of the "techno-plank":
Friday afternoon from 3:30-5:30.

2006 WPA Conference Program Draft Available Online

Dear Members and Friends of the Council of Writing Program Administrators,

Final preparations are in progress for the 2006 WPA Conference in Chattanooga July 13-16. A draft of the program outline and a draft of the schedule of concurrent sessions is available online in PDF attachments at this URL: http://wpacouncil.org/2006ConfDraft

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Workshop Registration is Closed

We have closed registration for the 2006 WPA Workshop in Chattanooga, Tennessee July 9-12. Workshop leaders Lauren Fitzgerald and Greg Glau are in the process of giving worshop registrants their "homework" assignments for advanced preparation.

Next year's workshop will be in Tempe, Arizona July 8-11. Begin planning to attend now!

Shirley Rose
WPA President

Writing Center and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator for the Academic Success Center

Dickinson State University is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and creative individual to join the Academic Success Center (ASC), a learning excellence program. As an ASC team member, the Writing Center and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator will supervise direct academic assistance in writing; teach three sections of supplemental instruction for developmental English courses; and provide leadership and structural support for the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative. The Coordinator will also hire, train, and evaluate the English peer tutors and Writing Center Interns; develop and implement an On-Line Writing Lab (OWL); provide training sessions and informational workshops for both students and faculty; and write grants to support the initiatives of this program.

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Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Dickinson State University, a university with record enrollment increases for ten consecutive years, invites applications for the position of Director of Public Relations and Marketing. The Director reports to the President, serves on the President’s Cabinet, and is the chief communication officer for the University. The Director designs, communicates and directs a comprehensive marketing and public relations program; develops and executes marketing plans for specific projects; supervises the activities related to the University web page, the University cable access television channel, and the University News Bureau; advises the President on issues related to public affairs and campus communications; oversees campus publications and printing projects; and works with the Foundation staff on communications associated with fundraising.

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Grant Writer

Dickinson State University seeks personable, detail and research oriented candidates for the position of Grant Writer. Reporting to the President, the Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, planning, preparing, submitting, and monitoring external grant applications to support the ongoing success of DSU. Duties will be: to identify and research funding opportunities and alternative resources that address the University’s stated mission and goals; to collaborate with college faculty and staff to determine funding needs; to develop, write, and submit original grant proposals and applications; to maintain centralized files for externally funded programs and other grant activities; to act as a liaison with private and public funding agencies and organizations; and to perform other duties as assigned. Exceptional writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills; good computer software skills; experience researching and evaluating appropriate grant funding resources, and the ability to meet deadlines and work independently are essential for success in this position. Effective management, organizational, budgeting, and planning skills are also required. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of successfully demonstrated grant writing experience. A Master’s degree and experience in higher education grant writing are preferred qualifications.

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Call for WPA Journal Editor(s) or Editorial Team

Call for WPA Journal Editor(s) or Editorial Team

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is seeking a new Editor or editorial team for its official journal, WPA: Writing Program Administration.

Our current very distinguished editorial team, led by Managing Editors Gregory Glau, Duane Roen, and Barry Maid, has shepherded the journal through three years of increasing visibility and importance, but they are ready to move on to other work in the field.

The WPA is now calling for applications for the position of WPA Journal Editor or Editorial Team. The term is for three years, with possibility for renewal, and starts in Spring 2007; responsibility for the first issue will be for Fall/Winter 2007 (Volume 31 Number 1) with assistance from Greg, Duane, and Barry.

Assistant Coordinator of Writing Center

Seton Hill University seeks qualified applicants for the full-time, professional staff position of Assistant Coordinator of the Writing Center. The applicant must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and must be able to work cooperatively with various constituencies within the university community. Applicant must have experience in teaching and working with students from limited income or first generation backgrounds and international students. Computing knowledge is required. Experience teaching and assessing ESL students is a plus. Requires a Master’s degree in English, Education, English as a Second Language, Language Studies, or related field. Salary: upper $20K. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and name and phone number of three references by June 9, 2006 to: Marcia R. Pratt, Director of C.A.P.S., Seton Hill University, Box 508F, Greensburg, PA 15601.

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