Call for Proposals
2006 Summer Conference of the
Council of Writing Program Administrators
Chattanooga (Tennessee) Choo Choo Convention Center and Hotel
Train yourself for excitement as you make plans for participating in the 2006 WPA Conference at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Convention Center next July! Our theme, â€œKeeping on Track: Looking Back, Looking Forward, and Looking Out for New Opportunities,â€ acknowledges both the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo and nearby Lookout Mountain, but it also conveys our thematic focus on the importance of continual reflection, planning, and inquiry to maintain direction and momentum for the writing programs we lead.
Theme: Keeping on Track: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Looking Out for New Opportunities
Chattanooga Choo Choo Convention Center
Chattanooga , Tennessee
Submit a proposal for an individual presentation, poster session, panel, roundtable, or forum online using our Presenter Proposal Form. You need to be an authenticated site user and logged in order to submit a proposal. Your WPA membership will need to be current by the time of the conference. Register now if you need an account or use the log-in form to the right.
TRAIN YOURSELF FOR EXCITEMENT as you make plans for participating in the 2006 WPA Conference at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Convention Center next July! Our theme, “Keeping on Track: Looking Back, Looking Forward, and Looking Out for New Opportunities,” acknowledges both the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo and nearby Lookout Mountain, but it also conveys the our thematic focus on the importance of continual reflection, planning, and inquiry to maintaining direction and momentum for the writing programs we lead.
Assistant/Associate Professor of English. Tenure possible for Associate. East College is seeking a faculty member to join the program in Humanities and Arts. East College is the largest college at ASUâ€™s Polytechnic campus and currently offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate arts and sciences and professional programs. The college has been growing rapidly and is now ready to initiate a program in Literature, Writing, and Film. Programs in East College emphasize applied study and have distinctive characteristics appropriate to a polytechnic environment. The successful candidate will teach program and service courses in English; pursue an active research agenda.
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
1. Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2006
2. Specialization in Composition and Rhetoric
3. Ability and willingness to teach first year writing courses
4. Ability to teach courses online
1 Willingness and interest in teaching writing courses in the Capital Scholars
2. Ability to teach upper division and graduate level writing courses and courses on composition theory
3. Knowledge and Experience in implementing and working in Writing Across the Curriculum or
Writing In the Disciplines
Hi folks. Attached is the call for proposals for this year's WPA Research Grants. Please look it over, and if you have questions, don't hesitate to write to me off-list. Thanks.
University of Florida
MLA Sessions of Interest to WPAs:
WPA Panels at 2005 MLA in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, 29 December
599. Writing Program Administration and (Multi)Media
7:15-8:30 p.m., Hoover, Marriott Wardman Park
Presiding: Shirley K Rose, Purdue University
- "The More Things Change"
Deborah H. Holdstein, Northern Illinois University
- "Breaking (the) News: Changing Stories about Writing and Writers in Mainstream Media through the WPA Network for Media Action"
Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University
- "Coming Soon to a Writing Program Near You"
Todd Taylor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- "Multi-Media Archives and the Documentation of WPAs' Intellectual Work"
Shirley K Rose, Purdue University
Please note these additional MLA sessions of interest to WPAs:
(information about sessions sponsored by the council of Writing Program Administrators and sessions sponsored by the Teaching of Writing Division is available at http://wpacouncil.org/node/178)
*329. Ancient Rhetorics and Contemporary Pedagogies
Wednesday, 28 December
7:15â€“8:30 p.m., Wilson A, Marriott Wardman Park
Presiding: Don Bialostosky, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
If you're interested in WPA knowedge or in how WPAs develop knowledge, check out Glenn Blalock and Rich Haswell's new web resource for WPAs. From the home page of CompFAQs:
CompFAQs is a Wiki site, an extension of CompPile, meant to be a space for collaborating on answers to questions we pose regularly as writing teachers and as administrators of writing programs.
Director, Composition Program
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