By Kendall Leon, Purdue University
In “Troubling the Boundaries,” Craig and Perryman Clark conclude their article with recommendations for “proactive” measures that the CWPA can take to encourage diversity within CWPA. As a scholar of color and a WPA in training, I welcome the opportunity to respond with an extension—or maybe a step back?—to understanding how this problem the authors identified came to be. So, why is this? A good question to ask is: How do we come to these positions?
I invite you to visit and bookmark the new CWPA Mentoring Project Blog going live today on our Web site. Throughout this inaugural year, the blog will be exploring issues of diversity, difference, and identities in WPA work. Every other day for these next few weeks, they will add a featured post from one of our colleagues. Check out the opening post for more information and add your voice to this important conversation: http://wpacouncil.org/mentoring-blog
Welcome to the premiere of “The CWPA Mentoring Project Blog!”
We hope this forum will invite and inspire robust discussion, healthy debate, and best practices by, for, and with all CWPA members for years to come.
Because diversity, difference, and identities are essential and under-discussed topics for writing program administrators, CWPA as an organization, and the field at large, we wish to devote this entire upcoming year to these topics on the blog. We invite everyone to participate in this important conversation and the action steps we hope will follow.