Call for Proposals

Call for Applications: 2014 CWPA Graduate Student Travel Grants

The Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization (WPA-GO) & the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) are pleased to offer at least six travel grants of $100 each to current graduate students presenting at the 2014 Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, to be held July 17-20 in Normal, IL.

Eligibility & Special Considerations:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

WPA 2011 Conference Call for Proposals

Submit a Proposal for WPA 2011: Frameworks for Success

In the midst of our busy everyday lives, sometimes it’s challenging to find a quiet place to contemplate with friends our directions and opportunities. It can be especially daunting to find time to reflect on the successful features of our courses and programs. We hope that the 2011 CWPA conference will offer opportunities to share current successes and plan for future ones.

CWPA is eager to welcome the voices of people who participate in "writing program administration" writ large and who engage in myriad ways in the work associated with it. This could include work with writing centers; multiple sections or instructors of writing courses; work with community writing programs; course and program assessment; considering how to effectively make connections with others in the classroom, on campus, and beyond; or any other work that is related to writing instruction or program direction.

CWPA Research Grants Call For Proposals, 2011

The Research Grants Committee of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) announces its call for proposals (CFP) for 2011. The CFP is attached to ths blog posting as a PD.

CWPA’s Executive Board approved a fifty-percent budget increase for research grants, with a new “targeted research” funding category that will fund one or two larger awards. The targeted research for 2011 seeks proposals for what Richard Haswell has called “RAD inquiry”—“replicable, aggregable, and data supported.” $4000 is available for one or two awards. Please see the CFP for details.

Teaching with Student Texts (edited collection)

We invite you to propose a contribution to Teaching with Student Texts, a collection of essays focusing on the practice of using student texts in writing classrooms and other settings. We seek essays describing how teachers can use texts written by the students they are working with to illustrate the moves, strategies, principles, and forms of critical reading and academic writing.