Diversity

Colby College: Founding Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

Colby College invites nominations and applications for the position of Founding Director of its newly established Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Founding Director will work with the CTL Advisory Committee and other campus partners to establish a strategic vision and programs for the Center.

Call for Nominations WPA-Go Graduate Committee Elections

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to NOV 7, 2014. Get your nominations in this week!***

In July 2015 the WPA-GO Graduate Committee (GC) will say goodbye to current members Christine Garcia, Brian Hendrickson, and Heather Stone; in addition, our current Chair, Al Harahap, will be moving into a special projects and advisory role rather than serving on the standing committees per the organization's succession plan. Therefore, we invite nominations for four new Graduate Committee members.

Pre-doctoral Diversity Fellowship in Writing at Ithaca College

The School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College announces Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships for 2014-15. The fellowships support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track appointments within liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities.

The Department of Writing is one of the host departments currently seeking a Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellow. Prior to August 16, 2014, the fellow must be advanced to candidacy at his or her home institution with an approved dissertation proposal.

“Expanding the Boundaries of WPA research: A response to Craig and Perryman Clark’s “Troubling the Boundaries”

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?

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