The Mentoring and Professional Development Committee is proud to present a mini-report about the “Breakfast Buddies” event from the 2013 summer WPA conference in Savannah. As you may know, last year was the first iteration of Breakfast Buddies. As we hope there will be many more are to come, we are using last year’s feedback to constructively critique the program, making it better for future CWPA appearances.
WPA Mentoring Project
The WPA Graduate Organization’s (WPA-GO) Mentoring and Professional Development Committee is searching for colleagues, graduate students, and faculty mentors to participate in three roundtable mentoring sessions at the 2014 CWPA Conference. WPA-GO sponsors professional development sessions that support the preparedness and confidence of graduate students interested in WPA work. This year’s roundtable topics are described below.
Important note: Please know that an individual can participate in no more than two sessions, in any capacity, at this year’s CWPA conference.
The WPA Mentoring Project, an exciting initiative guided by CWPA Past President and member Sheldon Walcher, has recently posted a report on the findings from the WPA Mentoring Survey. Inquisitive readers can find the full report at http://wpacouncil.org/mentoring_report, but I want to feature some of the highlights of their exciting work.
One of the initiatives that came out of this summer’s WPA Directions work has to do with engaging in systematic dialogue with other teachers and administrators about our common interests and shared work. To that end, CWPA members are going on the road!