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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Administrator of Lower Division Studies

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH ADMINISTRATOR OF LOWER DIVISION STUDIES The English Department at the University of Houston is accepting applications for the position of Administrator of Lower Division. The Administrator of Lower Division will work closely with faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants, and the Director of the Writing Center to coordinate our Lower Division writing courses, including core composition courses, and courses in writing in the discipline and writing about literature; will help develop and implement our writing curriculum; will oversee the training and supervision of new Lower Division writing instructors; and will work with the Chair to develop course scheduling. While this is primarily an administrative position, there will also be opportunities for teaching within the program.
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WPA Conference Registration Deadline Today

Hello, WPA members,

Today is the deadline for "early bird" registration for the WPA conference and related events in Chattanooga, July 9-16. After today, registration remains open on a space available basis, but the cost per event increases by $30. If you still need to register, click over to . A printable/mailable form is also on the website if you want to pay by check rather than credit card.

On the WPA website, you'll also find information about:

--the WPA workshop, July 9-12
--the Assessment Insititute, July 12
--the Technology Institute, July 12

Director of WISE (Writing Improvement for Success and Empowerment)

Clark Atlanta University is seeking a Director of WISE (Writing Improvement for Success and Empowerment), an undergraduate writing improvement program. The director will provide leadership, faculty support, planning, resource development and program assessment.

Duties will include periodic assessment of the WISE program; development of rubrics, modules and training workshops for faculty; hiring, training, evaluating and monitoring WISE staff, including peer faculty assistants and tutors; serve as an advocate for WISE and its objectives on campus; initiate and support proposals from outside agencies; coordinate collaborations between other writing and faculty development programs on campus; and enhance writing instruction with appropriate technologies.

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Reminder to register for WPA Conference in July

Only five days remain until the "early bird" conference registration deadline of May 15. If you haven't yet registered for the WPA summer conference and related events at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, July 9-16, now's the time. Online registration is available at . A printable/mailable form is also on the website if you want to pay by check rather than credit card.

On the WPA website, you'll also find information about:

--the WPA workshop, July 9-12
--the Assessment Insititute, July 12
--the Technology Institute, July 12
--housing at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel (book at www.choochoo.com with group booking code WPA)

Registration reminder for WPA in Chattanooga

Hello, all,

Many of you have already registered for the WPA summer conference and related events at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo July 13-16. If you haven't yet registered, now's the time to click over to http://wpacouncil.org/2006register where you can register online or download a paper form to complete and mail in. The "early bird" registration deadline is May 15; after that date, registration costs go up by $30 per event. On the WPA website, you'll also find information about:

--the WPA workshop July 9-12
--the Assessment Insititute, July 12
--the Technology Institute, July 12
--housing at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel (book at www.choochoo.com with group booking code "WPA")

Call for Proposals to Host Future WPA Conferences

WPA Conference Siting CFP

Grand Rapids, Anchorage, Chattanooga… the WPA gets around. Each year, the WPA Summer Conference and Workshop is sponsored by one or more institutions and hosted by local WPAs, members of the Executive Board, and the WPA at large. And now it's time for us to look for sites for WPA 2008, 2009, and 2010. This is a terrific opportunity to get/stay active in WPA, to build working relationships with WPAs in your area, to showcase your academic institution, and to enjoy the conference in your own back yard (so to speak).

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