WPA Conference 2007

ISU's Eng. 101 Grading Standards (shared by request)

Attached please find a copy of grading standards for single units in "Composition as Critical Inquiry" (Eng. 101), the introductory composition course in Illinois State University's Writing Program.

Several participants in today's (Fri. 7/13) WPA 2007 conference session C.4 ("Readiness...") requested that I share these. I hope you find them helpful.

Thanks to Marvin Diogenes for his presentation, and thanks to all those who attended our session.

--Bob Broad

WPA Assessment Institute Blog for Participants

WPA Assessment Insititute leaders Margaret Price, Darren Cambridge, and Michael Neal will be communicating via blog with registered participants prior to the institute, which will be held July 12. 

For more information about the 2007 WPA Assessment Institute, go to this node on the WPA website: http://wpacouncil.org/assessment2007

 As of June 8, there were still a few spaces remaining in the institute.


Shirley Rose

WPA President

WPA Professional Development and Writing Program Development Mini-Workshop Series at WPA Conference

I'm pleased to announce the WPA professional development and writing program development mini-workshop series for the 2007 WPA conference. The workshop topics and leaders are listed at this node: http://wpacouncil.org/2007confmini

Mini-workshops run from 75 minutes to 150 minutes and all are scheduled during the concurrent session time slots at the conference on Friday and Saturday.

Check with your dean or department head to see if professional development funds are available to support your participation in one or more of these mini-workshops at the conference this summer.

Writing items on NSSE -- preparing for meeting at WPA conference to collaborate with NSSE to enhance its coverage of writing

This post has a two parts: "Background and problem/opportunity" and "Please reply to this question...."