WPA 2009 Conference Schedule--May 30, 2009--*Draft*

NOTE: This is a draft version of the schedule (see below). It will be formatted appropriately for the conference program (and the information that appears between this line and “Sunday, July 12” will be deleted).

You can also download a .doc version of this schedule.

1. If there are errors here (misspelled names, omissions, incorrect titles, etc.), please contact Linda Adler-Kassner (Linda.Adler-Kassner@emich.edu). We regret that we cannot change presentation times or rooms.

2. Abstracts submitted with proposals will be publicly accessible via the WPA web site at http://wpacouncil.org/wpa-2009-conference-sessions. If you need to edit your abstract, contact Charlie Lowe (lowech@gvsu.edu).

The following rooms have equipment as described below:

Regents Room – Digital projector

Alumni Room – Whiteboard

Presidents Room – Overhead

Rotary Room – Overhead

Nolte Room – Digital Projector

Rooms not included on this list do not have equipment

Unfortunately, WPA cannot provide sound for any sessions.

Sessions included in the WPA Mentoring Project have an “MP” in front of the session titles. Most are in the Northrop Room.

Sunday, July 12 3:00 pm-Wednesday, July 15

WPA Workshop

Chris Anson and Carol Rutz

Nolte Room

Thursday, July 16


Registration open



Susanmarie Harrington, Doug Hesse, and Duane Roen

Regents Room


Nancy Sommers

8:45 am—Meet in Alumni Room, walk to campus computer lab in the Center for Writing

Afternoon—Alumni Room


Presidents Room - WPA Executive Board meeting (closed session)


University Ballroom


Deborah Brandt, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Broader Administration of Writing

Followed by WPA Banquet

Friday, July 17

7:00-8:15 – Breakfast (University Ballroom)

A sessions 8:30-9:45 am

A1 Regents

Sustainable Assessment Processes: Cultivating a Culture and Scholarship of Program Evaluation

An Untraditional Tradition: Building a Shared Sense of Sustained, Sustainable Reflection

Jane Detweiler, University of Nevada Reno

Rubrics, Readers, and Ideological Influence: Facilitating Discussion in Assessment Processes

Crystal Broch Colombini, University of Nevada Reno

Archiving Assessment: Making Historical Connections from Assessment to Assessment

Zachary Bankston, University of Nevada Reno

Assessing the Un-Assessable: How External Factors Fit into the Scope of an Assessment Project

David Marquard, University of Nevada Reno

Show Me the Learning: The University’s View on the Usability of Valid Assessment

Sandra Weinstein Bever, University of Nevada Reno

A2 Alumni

Reframing Writing and Assessment Through WPA Leadership

Discerning the Best Assessment Course When There’s Already a Pig in the Poke

Debra Frank Dew, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Responding to Standardized Testing on Campus

Elliot Gruner, Plymouth State University

Building Faculty Morale in “Hard Times”

Fredel M. Wiant, University of San Francisco

A3 Presidents

Mis/Understanding Information Literacy: WPAs, Librarians, and the General Education Curriculum

Information without Literacy: General Education, First-Year Composition, and the Challenge of Curricular Reform

Erica Frisicaro-Pawlowski, Daemen College

Sharing Accountability: Extending the Dialogue about Information Literacy"

Margaret Artman, Western Oregon University

Information Literacy beyond the One-Shot Library Instruction

Robert Monge, Western Oregon University

A4 Rotary Room

Challenges That Lead to Opportunities: Faculty Development and the WPA

When Instructors Go Bad, Who Is Accountable and What are the Costs?

Patrick Shaw, University of Southern Indiana

An Alternative to the “Pound of Flesh” FYW Staffing Metric

Scott Warnock, Drexel University

When Anxiety Disorders Come to Class: Suggestions for Dealing with This Dilemma

Kathleen Hunzer, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

A5 Coffman Room

WAC in One Afternoon: Rethinking Writing at a Small College in Transition

Jim Webber, University of New Hampshire

Mike Garcia, University of New Hampshire

Jeff Ringer, University of New Hampshire

A6 Northrop

MP – WPA Listens: A Mentoring Forum for New and Untenured WPAs

Sheldon Walcher, University of Southern Mississippi

Duane Roen, Arizona State University

Joe Janangelo, Loyola University of Chicago

A7 Nolte

The National Day on Writing

Sponsored by the Conference on College Composition and Communication

"Reading" America Writing: Contexts, Contests, Contestations, and the National Day on Writing

Bonnie Sunstein, University of Iowa,

Writing for Life:  NCTE’s National Day on Writing.

Clinton Gardner, Salt Lake City Community College

Why Isn’t a Day on Writing Redundant in a Web 2.0 World?

Doug Hesse, University of Denver

9:45-9:55 – BREAK

B Sessions 10:00-11:15

B1 Regents’

Making the Most of the WPA Website

Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University/Digital WPA webmaster

B2 Alumni

Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been? Writing Centers as Ideal Training Grounds for WPAs

Julia Bleakney, Stanford University

Tom Friedrich, SUNY Plattsburgh

Kirsten Jamsen, University of Minnesota

Susan Meyers, Oregon State University

B3 Presidents

Close Focus on Assessment Process: A Roundtable on Rubric Development and Reader Training

Building A Manageable Project

Jane Detweiler, University of Nevada, Reno

Developing Valid Scoring Tools in Reflective Conversation

Crystal Colombini, University of Nevada, Reno

Refining Features for Scoring

Maura Grady, University of Nevada, Reno

Refining Features for Scoring

David Marquard, University of Nevada, Reno

Reader Training

Zach Bankston, University of Nevada, Reno

B4 Rotary

Using WPA Documents to Guide Institutional Policy Statements

Chair: Joe Janangelo, Loyola University of Chicago

Framing National Position Statements for the Local Context

Peggy O'Neill, Loyola University, Maryland

Operation Reinvigoration: Searching for the Why While Recreating the What

Gina M. Merys, Creighton University

Positioning the WPA Plagiarism Statement within the Jesuit Mission

K.J. Peters, Loyola Marymount University

B5 Coffman

WPA Leadership Under Cover

What Can We Learn from Starfish?: Leading Leaderlessly

Melissa Nicolas, Drew University

A WPA’s Charge: Faculty Development by Design and by Stealth

Deborah Martinson, Occidental College

The Art of Discernment: Confessions of a Junior WPA

Darci Thoune, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

B6 Northrop

MP Writing Effective WPA Research Grant Proposals

Members of the WPA Research Award Committee:

Barbara L’Eplattenier, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Jeff Andelora, Mesa Community College

Brian Huot, Kent State University

Chuck Paine, University of New Mexico

B7 Faculty

Scholarly Publishing in Hard Times: Advice from Editors

Susan McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara

Margot Soven, La Salle University

Deirdre Pettipiece, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Respondent: Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University

B8 Nolte

Writing-About-Writing First Year Composition Courses from Three Perspectives: Director,

Instructor/Coordinator, and Adjunct

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Delivering a Programmatic WAW Curriculum at the Nation’s Fifth Largest Public University

Elizabeth Wardle, University of Central Florida

Bridging from Old to New: How the Composition Coordinator Reconciled the WAW Curriculum with the Existing Programmatic Approach

Deborah Weaver, University of Central Florida

The Adjunct’s WAW Survival Guide

Adele Richardson, University of Central Florida

11:15-1:00 University Ballroom


Student Learning, Assessment, and Accountability: A Complex Rubric or Uneasy Triad


Awards, Lunch

C Sessions - 1:15-2:30

C1 Regents

Moving Forward: Foregrounding “Writing”

Lorelei Blackburn, DePaul University

Dominic Delli Carpini, York College of Pennsylvania

Darsie Bowden, DePaul University

C2 Alumni

Mapping Program Genre Systems for Institutional Change

Dylan Dryer, University of Maine

Patricia Burnes, University of Maine

C3 Presidents

Assistant Director Positions: Potentials and Pitfalls

Gregory Glau, Northern Arizona University

Nicholas Behm, Elmhurst College

C4 Rotary

WPA Perspectives on Instructor Comments: A Roundtable on Response

Jeanne Marie Rose, Penn State Berks

Joel Wingard, Moravian College

Scott Warnock, Drexel University

John Eliason, Gonzaga University

C5 Coffman

Discerning Roles and Responsibilities: Graduate WPAs and a Showcase of Student Writing

Kristine Johnson, Purdue University

Tom Sura, Purdue University

Jaclyn Wells, Purdue University

Danielle Cordaro, Purdue University

C6 Northrop

MP Keeping Your Writing Life Alive While Doing WPA Work

Nancy Sommers, Harvard University

Eli Goldblatt, Temple University

Duane Roen, Arizona State University

Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University

C7 Faculty

Second Generation Mainstreaming for Basic Writers: The Accelerated Learning Project (ALP)

Stephanie Briggs, Community College of Baltimore County

Laurie Berglie, Community College of Baltimore County

Peter Adams, Community College of Baltimore County

C8 Nolte

A National Study of Writing’s Contributions to Learning in College: Major Findings and Practical Implications for All Writing Programs

Assigning Meaning-Constructing Activities

Paul Anderson, Miami University

“Encouraging Interactive Writing Activities”

Chris Anson, North Carolina State University

Explaining Writing Expectations Clearly

Chuck Paine, University of New Mexico

C9 Regents’ Foyer

WPA website usability testing (hands on)

Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University/WPA webmaster

Poster Session

Washington State University Writing Program’s Evolutionary Step: The Move from Homegrown OWL to the NW eTutoring.org Consortium

Patrick Johnson, Washington State University

2:30-2:40 BREAK

D Sessions - 2:45-4:00

D1 Regents

Celebrations of Student Writing: Successes, Issues, and Avenues

Chair: Katona Hargrave, Troy University

The CoSW as a Site for Revision: Questions of Audience and Genre

Matthew Dowell

University of Louisville

Gatecrashing the Student Writing Kegger

Mark Mullen, The George Washington University

A Journey toward Interdisciplinary and Multimodal Celebrations of Student Success

Regina Clemens Fox, Arizona State University

Marilyn Moller, W.W. Norton & Company

D2 Alumni

Common Reading, Common Writing

Brad Benz, Fort Lewis College

Denise Comer, Duke University

Erik Juergensmeyer, Fort Lewis College

Margaret Lowry, University of Texas-Arlington

D3 Presidents

The Global Generation: Digital Practices in the 21st Century

Information Behaviors of the Google Generation: What WPAs Need to Know

Randall McClure, Florida Gulf Coast University

Thinking Forward: Instructional Technology and the Writing Program Work to Bring the College Into the Global Community

William Macauley, College of Wooster

D4 Rotary

Narrative and Critical Reflection: Shaping and Examining Stories About Teaching, Classes, and Students

Practicing What We Preach: The Complexities of Teaching Critical Thinking in First Year Composition

Deborah Coxwell-Teague, Florida State University

The Modern Day Dirge: Using Narrative to Reclaim Racialized Space in the Classroom

Sheri McClure-Baker, California State University-Fresno

Researching the Literature on College Success in a Composition Course

Jon Harned, University of Houston, Downtown

D5 Coffman

Public Discourse – Private Change: Going Public with WAC Tools Gives New Life to Writing Center, Writers, and Faculty

Sandra Becker, Capella University

E. Stone Shiflet, Capella University

Leslie Olsen, Capella University

D6 Northrop

MP Meet the WPA Executive Board

Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University

Eli Goldblatt, Temple University

Jeff Andelora, Mesa Community College

Melissa Ianetta, University of Delaware

Joe Janangelo, Loyola University of Chicago

D7 Faculty

Research Program Administrators: Convergences and Collisions Among Writing Programs and Libraries

Doug Downs, Montana State University

Heidi Estrem, Boise State University

E Shelley Reid, George Mason University

Kate Ryan, University of Montana

Elizabeth Vander Lei, Calvin College

D8 Nolte

Next Steps in WPA’s Collaboration with the National Survey of Student Engagement: A Planning Session Open to All

Chuck Paine, University of New Mexico

Paul Anderson, Miami University

Chris Anson, North Carolina State University

D9 Regents’ Foyer

WPA Website Redesign Usability Testing (hands-on)

Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University/WPA webmaster

4:00-4:10 BREAK

E Sessions - 4:15-5:30

E1 Regents

Toward NCTE’s National Day on Writing: Join the WPA-NMA’s National Conversation on Writing

Dominic Delli Carpini, York College of Pennsylvania

Stephanie Roach, University of Michigan, Flint

E2 Alumni

Grading Contracts for Writing Programs from Three Lenses: Pedagogical Effectiveness, Capital and Power Dynamics, and Race

William Thelin, University of Akron

Angela Bilia, University of Akron

Asao B. Inoue, California State University, Fresno

Respondent: Jocelyn Stott, California State University, Fresno

E3 Presidents

Improving, Not Proving, Through WAC and WID

Improving Rather than Proving: WAC Assessment with a Common Rubric Across the University

Jeffrey Galin, Florida Atlantic University

The Evolution of a Seven-Year Writing Center-STEM Major Collaboration

Kathleen Jernquist, US Coast Guard Academy

WAC/WID: How WPA Discourse Shapes the Virgule

2008 WPA Graduate Writing Award Second-Place Project

Jennifer Cover, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

E4 Rotary

Maybe Large Classes Can Work: Our WID Experiment

Roger Gilles, Grand Valley State University

Craig Hulst, Grand Valley State University

Dauvan Mulally, Grand Valley State University

E5 Coffman

Rethinking the Feminization of the WPA: Our Call for Inclusion

Chair: Nancy C. DeJoy, Michigan State University

Taking Turns in The Margins: Writing Program Administration as Race Work and Community Building

Collin Craig, Michigan State University

A Sista Speaks: Confronting Racism and Sexism as a Future WPA

Staci Perryman-Clark, Michigan State University

He’s Gonna Breakthrough: Challenging Gender Binaries in WPA Work

Steven T. Lessner, Michigan State University

E6 Northrop

MP Preparing a Submission for the WPA Wing of the National Gallery of Writing

Doug Downs, Montana State University

Heidi Estrem, Boise State University

Joe Bizup, Boston University

E7 Nolte

What is College Level Writing?

Session sponsored by the Conference on College Composition and Communication

College Writing at the Small Liberal Arts College: Q&A All Day, Every Day

Leslie Werden, Morningside College

College-Level Writing in the 21st century: Digital, Global, Material

Laura Gurak, University of Minnesota

College-Level Writing: What the Research--on Transfer and Elsewhere—Suggests

Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University

E8 Collegiate (continues Saturday morning)

Praxis and Allies: The WPA Board Game (a playing session)

2008 WPA Graduate Writing Award First-Place Project

Tom Sura, Purdue University

Cristyn Elder, Purdue University

Megan Schoen, Purdue University

Jaclyn Wells, Purdue University

Friday Evening – Dinner on your own

Saturday, July 18

7:00-8:15 – Breakfast (Ballroom)

F Sessions 8:30am-9:45am

F1 Regents

Growing a Culture of Faculty Development

Publishing Student Writing: An Unintended Consequence

Pat C. Hoy, New York University

Growing a Curriculum, Faculty Development, and Assessment Garden: Faculty Governance as Miracle Gro

Thomas Hilgers, University of Hawaii

Faculty Development, Self-Assessment, and the Student-Centered Writing Teacher

Jessica Woodruff, Purdue University

F2 Alumni

English 101 on the Learning Community Track: An Experiment in Curriculum Design

Heather Camp Minnesota State University, Mankato

Teresa Bolstad Minnesota State University, Mankato

F3 Presidents

Point of Attack: Work Session on Writing for the Media

Sponsored by the WPA Network for Media Action

Darsie Bowden, DePaul University

Dominic Delli Carpini, York College of Pennsylvania

Joel Wingard, Moravian College

Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University

F4 Rotary

Creating Clout: The Role of Accountability in Writing Program Administration

Lizbeth Bryant, Purdue University Calumet

Karen Bishop Morris, Purdue University Calumet

F5 Coffman

Student Publication Opportunities in Writing and Rhetoric

Foster Dickson - Writing Our Hope, Booker T. Washington Creative Writing Magnet School and Writing Our Hope – Young Scholars in Writing

John Gravener, De Anza College - Young Scholars in Writing

Shannon Carter, Texas A&M-Commerce – Kairos

Bump Hallbritter, Michigan State University - Kairos

F6 Northrop

MP Under New Management: A New Vision for WPA Journal

Alice Horning, Oakland University

Debra Frank Dew, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Glenn Blalock, Our Lady of the Lake College

F7 Nolte

Between and Across Institutions: The Complexities and Potentials of Articulation

Fostering WAC in High Schools

Brad Peters, Northern Illinois University

Nightmares Can be Useful: Resituating Rearticulation Agreements for Required Writing Courses

Irvin Peckham, Louisiana State University

Transfer Students: Who is Responsible for Their Writing and Successes?

Rich Matzen, Woodbury University

F8 Rotary

Praxis and Allies: The WPA Board Game (a playing session)

Praxis and Allies will be set up in the Collegiate Room through the I session

9:45-9:55 Break

G Sessions 10:00am-11:15am

G1 Alumni

National Conversation on Writing: Click, Q&A, Brainstorm

Stephanie Roach, University of Michigan-Flint

Dominic Delli Carpini, York College of Pennsylvania

Shannon Carter, Texas A&M-Commerce

Glenn Blalock, Our Lady of the Lake College and Comppile

G2 Alumni

Delinking the WPA Manager

Networked WPAs

Jeff Rice, University of Missouri

Who Needs Role Models? WPAs, First-Year Writing, and the Generation After Liberatory Pedagogy

Kelly Ritter, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Management, Protocol, and the WPA

Bradley Dilger, Western Illinois University

G3 Presidents

Diversifying Approaches to Writing Assessment in Times of Budgetary Strife

Faith Kurtyka, University of Arizona

Jennifer Haley, University of Arizona

Marissa Juarez, University of Arizona

G4 Rotary

WPA: A Place for Independent Writing Programs and Majors?

Keith Rhodes, Grand Valley State University

Roger Gilles, Grand Valley State University

Ellen Schendel, Grand Valley State University

Barry Maid, Arizona State University

Barbara L'Eplattenier, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

G5 Coffman

Innovative Practices in Group Work: Supporting Student Success

An Emerging Model for Student Feedback: Electronic Distributed Assessment

Beth Brunk-Chavez, University of Texas-El Paso

Melding Programmatic and Student Accountability in Writing Center Small Group Tutorials

Anne Ritter and Patrick Johnson, Washington State University

Taking Care of the Tweens: Learning and Accountability in Studios

Patricia Lynne, Framingham State College

G6 Northrop MP

Being Geniuses Together: The Collaborative Nature of Textbook Publishing

Chair: Sheldon Walcher, University of Southern Mississippi

Paul Anderson, Miami University

Michael Rosenberg, Wadsworth Publishing

Nancy Perry, Bedford-St. Martins

G7 Faculty

Writing Program Abundance in a Climate of Higher Education Scarcity (Or How to Run An Award Winning Writing Program on $1500)

Diane Kelly-Riley, Washington State University

Lisa Johnson-Shull, Washington State University

G8 Nolte

Multimedia is the Message: Discourse, Diversity, and Accountability in Documentary and Drama

Chair: Bump Halbritter, Michigan State University

Noah Blon, Michigan State University

Tristan Johnson, Michigan State University

Casey Miles, Michigan State University




Will the Rain Follow the Plow?

Lunch and announcements

H Sessions 1:15-2:30

H1 Alumni

Spotlight On: The National Conversation on Writing in Local Contexts

Shannon Carter, Texas A&M-Commerce

Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington Creative Writing Magnet School and Writing Our Hope

Joanna Thrift, Texas A&M-Commerce

J'Non Whitlark, Texas A&M-Commerce

Glenn Blalock, Our Lady of the Lake College and CompPile

H2 Presidents

Building the Frame: Assessment Methods and Implications

European Perspectives on Discerning Research and Assessment: Sharpening Our Discourses, Shaping Our Paths

Christiane Donahue, Dartmouth College and Théodile (Université de Lille III)

Cabinets of Curiosity: The Assessment Coordinator’s Curatorial Role

Scott Campbell, University of Connecticut

Dr. Strangemath or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Quantitative Analysis

Bradley Will, Fort Hays State University

H3 Presidents

Learning from Our Work: Directing the Evolution of the Writing Program

Writing Program at the Crossroads: How Did We Get Here?

Kimberly Drake, Scripps College

Who Owns ESL?
Amy Ferdinandt Stolley, Saint Xavier University

Critically Reflexive Writing Program Administration: Reworking Professionalism for Collective Action

Royal Bonde-Griggs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

H4 Rotary

On Triumphs and Turbulence: Sharing Results from a Grant-Sponsored WPA Pilot Program

Andrea Muldoon, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Glenda Jones, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Mike Critchfield, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Kristin Risley, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Kevin Drzakowski, University of Wisconsin-Stout

MP H6 Northrop

Preparing for Your Promotion and Tenure Process

Joe Janangelo, Loyola University of Chicago

Joan Mullin, Illinois State University

Duane Roen, Arizona State University

Shirley Rose, Arizona State University

David Schwalm, Arizona State University

H7 Faculty (Double session, continues to I7)

WAC+WID=WEC: Watching Departmental Faculty Define, Integrate, and Assess Writing

Pamela Flash, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Becky Yust, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Linda Herrick, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Lisa Norling, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Will Durfee, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Audrey Appelsies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

H8 Nolte

Rethinking Reading in Composition Courses and Instruction

An Alternative to the Common Reading - The Common Denominator: Riding the Subway to Inquiry

Mark McBeth, John Jay College

Assessing Reading Improvement in Basic Writing

Holly Middleton, New Mexico Highlands University

Print and Digital Literacy: Accountability Through a Reading Plank for the WPA Outcomes Document

Alice Horning, Oakland University

2:30-2:40 Break

I Sessions 2:45-4:00

I1 Regents

Creating a WPA Affiliate and Web Site

Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University/WPA

Eli Goldblatt, Temple University

I2 Alumni

Intended and Unintended Consequences: Assessing Students and Their Work

How I Learned to Love Rubrics… or at Least Distrust Them a Little Less

Brenda Helmbrecht, California Polytechnic University (San Louis Obispo)

Where are the Multilingual Students? A Survey of Placement Practices

Steven Accardi, Arizona State University

The Effects of Student-Created Graphic Stories on 7th Grade Student Writing

Dana Mitchell, SUNY Fredonia

I3 Presidents

Programmatic Perspectives: A New Scholarly Journal for Administrators of Technical Communication Programs

Karla Saari Kitalong, Michigan Technological University

Laurence José, Michigan Technological University

K. Alex Ilyasova, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

I4 Rotary

The Right Curriculum for the Right Context: Developing Writers

Establishing a Writing Curriculum at a Law Firm

Benjamin Opipari, Howrey, LLP

You Must Make Your Own Map”: Exploring Ecocomposition Theories and Practices

Stephanie Wade, Stonybrook Southampton

Diversifying Textbooks’ Instructive Discourses on Public Ethical Argument

Donna Scheidt, University of Michigan

I5 Coffman

Historicizing and Archiving: Models of Collaboration

Michael McCamley, University of Delaware

Halina Adams, University of Delaware

Jeff Conrad, University of Delaware

Sophia Harrison, University of Delaware

Elizabeth Keenan, University of Delaware

Brea McMillen, University of Delaware

Joseph Turner, University of Delaware

I6 Northrop

MP Intersections: A Diversity Workshop for WPAs

Jonathan Alexander, University of California-Irvine

Joe Janangelo, Loyola University of Chicago

I7 Faculty

WAC+WID=WEC: Watching Departmental Faculty Define, Integrate, and Assess Writing

Pamela Flash, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Becky Yust, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Linda Herrick, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Lisa Norling, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Will Durfee, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Audrey Appelsies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

I8 Nolte

Writing with New Media: A Local Conversation with National Implications

Sylwester Zabielski, Texas A&M-Commerce

Wade Thompson, Texas A&M-Commerce

JP Sloop,Texas A&M-Commerce

J'Non Whitlark and Joanna Thrift,Texas A&M-Commerce

Angela Kennedy,Texas A&M-Commerce

4:00-4:10 Break

J Sessions 4:15-5:30

J1 Regents

Writing in Second Life: Our World, Our Imagination

Craig Wheeler, Texas A&M-Commerce

Judy Ford, Texas A&M-Commerce

J2 Alumni

WPAs and Faculty Development: Building, Expanding, and Assessing

Imagine a Fresh Start: Research-Based Best Practices and/or Organizing Without an Organization”

Glenn Blalock, Our Lady of the Lake College

The WPA as Leader: An Exploration

Stephen Wilhoit, University of Dayton

What Difference Does It Make? The Relationship Between Faculty Development and Student Learning

Carol Rutz, Carleton College

J3 Presidents

MP Meet the WPA Executive Board

Chuck Paine, University of New Mexico

Duane Roen, Arizona State University

Brian Huot, Kent State University

Darsie Bowden, DePaul University

Barbara L’Eplattenier, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Doug Downs, Montana State University

J4 Rotary

Perspectives on TA Preparation

Professional Identities: When Writing TAs Are Not English Majors

Kimberly Harrison, Florida International University

Facing Frictions: Training Graduate Instructors in Feminist Pedagogy

Kathryn Navickas, Binghampton University

Every Textbook Should be Written (at Least in Part) by Graduate Students

Cory Holding and Jenica Roberts-Stanley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

J5 Coffman

Disciplinary Diversity, Expertise, and the Future of the Writing Program

Interdisciplinary to the Core: The Corps of the George Washington University Writing Program

Christy Zink, George Washington University

Disciplinary Diversity, Writing Assessment, and Institutional Transformation

Derek Malone-France, George Washington University

Expertise and its Uses: The WPA and the Politics of Faculty Labor

Rachel Riedner, George Washington University

J6 Northrop

Toward a New Discourse of Accountability: Reframing Composition and Creating Faculty Collaboration through Qualitative Assessment

A Bold Move: Reframing Composition Through Qualitative Assessment Design

Jeffry Condran, Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Challenging Writing Program Assessment and Accountability: Theoretical Implications of Postmodern Qualitative Assessment

Krystia Nora, California University of Pennsylvania

No Longer a Spinning Satellite: Designing a Collaborative Faculty Community through Qualitative Assessment

Katie Talerico, Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Journey into Light: Developing Better Questions Together Through Qualitative Assessment

Karen Santelli, Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Another Fine Mess Assessment’s Gotten Us Into: Inheriting the Gooey, Slimy, Delicious Mess of Qualitative Assessment

Marjorie Stewart, Art Institute of Pittsburgh

J7 Faculty

Warriors Writing: Teaching Creative Writing to War Veterans

Laren McClung, New York University and The Veterans' Project

J8 Nolte

The Citation Project: Developing Innovative Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Scholarship from Rhizomatic Research

We Won't Be Stampeded: Developing Researched Information to Counter Media Hysteria and Corporate Marketing

Rebecca Moore Howard, Syracuse University

Coming in From the Cold: Scholarly Formation Amid Faculty and Graduate Student Collaboration

Patricia Serviss, Syracuse University

New Programs, New Assessments

Kelly Kinney, Binghamton University

Bringing Research and Assessment Together

Kristi Murray Costello, Binghamton University

Multimodal Research in M.A. Graduate Education

Samantha Roy, Binghamton University

J9 Regents’ Foyer

Making an Affiliate Website/Using the WPA Website

Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University/WPA webmaster

5:45-6:30 – Buses leave for WPA Outing (Dinner in Loring Park/ Minneapolis Sculpture Garden)

Buses will return to Radisson from about 8:30-9:30

Sunday, July 19

8:00-10:00 - Breakfast and WPA Town Hall Meeting


10:00 - Conference closes