independent writing programs

Independent Writing Departments and Programs Affiliate (IWDPA)

Welcome to the Independent Writing Departments and Programs Affiliate (IWDPA) page. Originally called the Independent Writing Programs Affiliate, the IWDPA revised its name to make clear that we do include writing departments, along with writing centers, WAC programs, free-standing composition programs, and units of other kinds. At present, our standard is entirely subjective: if you think you are or might be an independent writing department or program, welcome aboard. The IWDPA invites both individual and institutional members.