Being Undisciplined: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The University of Cincinnati Composition Program invites proposals for the fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be held at the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Our emphasis this year focuses on being undisciplined: breaking down walls, bending rules, and questioning the rigid structure of our fields. In every discipline, divisions and gaps are present and are in fact necessary to generate innovation and creative thinking.

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.