topics for plenary

What's happening with writing instruction in high schools and colleges

How can we change this situation

What is the role of writing centers in faculty development on the secondary and college level

What are the possible future approaches to the teaching of writing or directing writing programs?

Why the disparate approach rather than the collaborative one

What I believe about teaching writing

2006 WPA Breakfast at CCCC in Chicago

You are invited!

2006 WPA Breakfast at CCCC in Chicago
Thursday March 23, 7:00-8:30 a.m.
DePaul Center Student Union Cafeteria

Enjoy an excellent buffet of Farm Fresh Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, with or without Cheese, Crispy Bacon and Sausage Links, Country Style Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter, Chilled Juices, Assorted Mini Pastries, Starbucks Coffee (Regular and Decaffeinated) and Hot Tea with Lemon—as well as good company, presentations of awards, miscellaneous announcements, and as always a few surprises.

New WPA Poll: Stay on the job permanently or rotate in and out?

Dear WPA member:
Please consider participating in a poll asking the following question:

"Are writing programs are better served by WPAs who remain in their jobs permanently or by WPAs who rotate in and out of the job?"

http://wpacouncil.org/node/273

You will need to log in to vote.

A similar question was asked by Linda Peterson in a survey conducted in 1985 and reported in the Spring 1987 issue of WPA.

Shirley Rose

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Assistant Professor, English

Position Announcement: Salt Lake Community College

POSTED: December 1, 2005.

CLOSES: Open until filled. Projected starting date: Fall, 2006. Priority consideration given to applications received by February 15, 2006.

POSITION TITLE: FACULTY POSITION IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION with emphasis in Technical and Professional Communication
(1 position, tenure track)

REPORTS TO: Chair, English Dept.

STARTING SALARY: $29,534 to $37,642 (subject to change with 2006-07 faculty salary schedule)

MAJOR FUNCTION: Under general supervision, prepare and teach Technical and Professional Communication, English Composition, and other English courses as needed. Faculty member may be assigned to any SLCC location.

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First-Year Writing Faculty, St. John's University

Position Announcements

Full-time Writing Faculty to teach first-year composition.

St. John's University invites applications for contract faculty positions on our campuses in Queens and Staten Island, New York to begin late August 2006. These are full-time, non-tenure-track positions, renewable annually up to six times for a total of seven years. Faculty receive the same medical and dental benefits as tenure-track faculty. Salaries are contingent upon teaching experience and degrees, but will generally be in the low-50k range for candidates with doctorates, and in the mid-40k range for candidates without.

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Writing Center Director

Writing Center Director
University of Toledo – College of Arts & Sciences

Nine-month faculty administrative appointment to manage an established University writing center and direct an Arts and Sciences WAC program. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of current theories that underpin tutoring and tutor training and possess a sound pedagogical vision that integrates WAC and faculty development. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in an appropriate area, preferably in rhetoric/composition, have writing center administrative experience, and have published in recognized journals that focus on theory and practice in writing, writing centers, and/or writing across the curriculum. Hiring is anticipated at the rank of tenure-track assistant or tenure-track/tenured associate professor within the Department of English Language and Literature; the position reports to the dean. The negotiable teaching load will include general composition, upper-division, and graduate-level courses.

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WPA: Clemson University

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Composition

The English Department at Clemson University invites applications for a tenured position as Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition to direct Clemson’s First-Year Composition program. Candidates should have an established scholarly record and experience directing an undergraduate writing program. Candidates with research and teaching experience in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply. This position is an excellent opportunity for a WPA to join a department and university that is nationally recognized for its commitment to the teaching of writing and innovative pedagogy.

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