CWPA panels and the annual CWPA party (good company and complimentary food with a cash bar) at MLA!

RSVPs for the WPA@MLA party were due by 12/13. You're still welcome to attend; however, we'll order enough food for the number of guests who RSVP'ed by 12/13.

CWPA will host two sessions (December 29 and December 30) with the annual WPA@MLA party falling in between, the evening of December 29. Details are below.

Tuesday, December 29, 3:30-4:45pm, 411-412 Philadelphia Marriott

Panel 1: "WPA Work in Community College Contexts"

Chair and Respondent: Dominic F. DelliCarpini, York College of Pennsylvania

"(Re)Creating a Writing Program: Instituting and Negotiating Change Using the WPA Outcomes Statement"

Malkiel Choseed, Onondaga Community College

“Considerations of Class: Writing Program Administration and the Community College”

Heather Ostman, Westchester Community College

“Still Untouched by Human Hands: Seeking Alternatives to Mechanized Writing Assessment”

William W. Ziegler, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College


December 29, 6:30-9:30pm – WPA@MLA Party!

Viet Nam Palace, 222 N 11th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 592-9596 – only blocks from the Convention Center! 

Please join us for a selection of tasty Vietnamese appetizers and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, beer, and wine. WPA members and friends are welcome!

RSVPs were required for the WPA@MLA party by 12/13. You're still welcome to attend; we'll order enough food for the number of registrants as of 12/13.



December 30, 2009, 12-1:15pm Grand Ballroom Salon K, Philadelphia Marriott

Panel 2: “The Impact of Obama's Rhetorical Strategies”

Chair and Respondent: 

Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University

"Keeping Pace with Obama's Rhetoric: Digital Ecologies in the Writing Program and the White House"

Sean Casey, The Ohio State University Department of English

“Classroom 2.0—Connecting with the Digital Generation: Pedagogical Applications of Barack Obama’s Rhetorical Use of Twitter”

Jeff Swift, Brigham Young University

 “Obama Online: Using the White House as an Exemplar for Writing Instruction”

Elizabeth Losh, University of California, Irvine

 “’Made Not Only in Words’: The Politics and Rhetoric of Barack Obama’s New Media Presidency as A Moment for Uniting Civic Rhetoric and Civic Engagement”

Dominic F. DelliCarpini, York College of Pennsylvania

Michael X. DelliCarpini, University of Pennsylvania

Annenberg School of Communication,The University of Pennsylvania