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July 6-8, 2022

CWPA Workshop for New, Prospective, and Continuing WPAs

Zoom

Join new, prospective, and continuing national (and perhaps international) colleagues who administer writing programs of all kinds to discuss the theoretical, curricular, and political dimensions of our work. We will consider the many hats and locations of writing program administration including: FYC, two-year college, writing centers, WAC/WID, ESL, basic writing, professional or technical writing, and undergraduate majors. During our three days of virtual workshopping and conversation, this intensive workshop will address both long-standing conversations, as well as current calls in the field for reimagining diverse, equitable, and inclusive writing programs. What are your institutional narratives and how do your local contexts intersect with global conversations?

To make the best use of our virtual time together, we've created a flipped version of the workshop that will ask participants to do a small amount of homework in preparation for each workshop session and its discussions.

2022 Workshop Dates: 

Wednesday, 6 July 11AM-1PM EST and 2PM-4PM EST

Thursday, 7 July 11AM-1PM EST and 2PM-4PM EST

Friday, 8 July 11AM-1PM EST and 2PM-4PM EST

Registration

This year’s workshop will be $350 per person for the three-day event (less than half of the normal registration fee). CWPA will sponsor five workshop scholarships for colleagues who identify as contingent faculty or from underrepresented groups. These will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to register your interest in a scholarship, please send a brief email to Susan Thomas at cwpapres@gmail.com outlining your eligibility. Registration will close on July 6th. If you have any questions about the workshop please contact the workshop facilitators Darci Thoune (dthoune@uwlax.edu), Melvin Beavers (mebeavers@ualr.edu), and Erin Lehman (Elehman4@ivytech.edu). 

CLICK HERE to Register Online!!

Your Facilitators

Darci Thoune

Darci Thoune is a Professor of English and the First-Year Writing Program Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her areas of specialization include writing program administration, composition pedagogy and assessment, fat studies, queer studies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Her work has been published in journals such as Writing Program AdministrationAcross the DisciplinesFat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, Composition Studies, and the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and in edited collections including Academic Labor beyond the College Classroom: Working for Our ValuesFailure Pedagogies: Learning and Unlearning What it Means to Fail, and Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles. As much as possible, she divides her time between word nerdery, cat stewardship, and drinking bourbon.

MelvinBeavers

Melvin Beavers is an Assistant Professor and the First-Year Writing Director in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His publications include, the journal of the Council of Writing Program Administration, Pedagogical Perspectives on Cognition and Writing, and Academic Labor and Research. He teaches first-year writing and a variety of upper-level writing courses, that include composition theory, online writing instruction, persuasive writing, and research methods. Additionally, he has presented research at several national conferences, including conferences for the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies. Melvin was recently appointed as Chancellor's Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

ErinLehman

Erin Lehman is an Associate Professor of English and Dean/Faculty Lead for the online School of Arts, Sciences, & Education at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been teaching undergraduate writing for twelve years—starting as an adjunct faculty member at IUPUI, and now full-time. She teaches composition and capstone courses and has facilitated teacher institutes with the Hoosier Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, since 2018. 

Erin enjoys mentoring undergraduate writers and serves as a Faculty Advising Editor for the Young Scholars in Writing journal of undergraduate research. She is an active scholar whose work has appeared recently in the Journal of Teaching Writing. Erin is a Master Teacher and a recipient of the 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction.

 

CLICK HERE to Register Online!!

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Add to Calendar aCLuDhaqizCaPxAftmqF167204 07/06/2022 11:00 AM 07/08/2022 04:00 PM false America/Detroit CWPA Workshop for New, Prospective, and Continuing WPAs Join new, prospective, and continuing national (and perhaps international) colleagues who administer writing programs of all kinds to discuss the theoretical, curricular, and political dimensions of our work. We will consider the many hats and locations of writing program administration including: FYC, two-year college, writing centers, WAC/WID, ESL, basic writing, professional or technical writing, and undergraduate majors. During our three days of virtual workshopping and conversation, this intensive workshop will address both long-standing conversations, as well as current calls in the field for reimagining diverse, equitable, and inclusive writing programs. What are your institutional narratives and how do your local contexts intersect with global conversations? To make the best use of our virtual time together, we've created a flipped version of the workshop that will ask participants to do a small amount of homework in preparation for each workshop session and its discussions. 2022 Workshop Dates:  Wednesday, 6 July 11AM-1PM EST and 2PM-4PM EST Thursday, 7 July 11AM-1PM EST and 2PM-4PM EST Friday, 8 July 11AM-1PM EST and 2PM-4PM EST Registration This year’s workshop will be $350 per person for the three-day event (less than half of the normal registration fee). CWPA will sponsor five workshop scholarships for colleagues who identify as contingent faculty or from underrepresented groups. These will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to register your interest in a scholarship, please send a brief email to Susan Thomas at cwpapres@gmail.com outlining your eligibility. Registration will close on July 6th. If you have any questions about the workshop please contact the workshop facilitators Darci Thoune (dthoune@uwlax.edu), Melvin Beavers (mebeavers@ualr.edu), and Erin Lehman (Elehman4@ivytech.edu).  CLICK HERE to Register Online!! Your Facilitators Darci Thoune is a Professor of English and the First-Year Writing Program Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her areas of specialization include writing program administration, composition pedagogy and assessment, fat studies, queer studies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Her work has been published in journals such as Writing Program Administration, Across the Disciplines, Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, Composition Studies, and the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and in edited collections including Academic Labor beyond the College Classroom: Working for Our Values, Failure Pedagogies: Learning and Unlearning What it Means to Fail, and Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles. As much as possible, she divides her time between word nerdery, cat stewardship, and drinking bourbon. Melvin Beavers is an Assistant Professor and the First-Year Writing Director in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His publications include, the journal of the Council of Writing Program Administration, Pedagogical Perspectives on Cognition and Writing, and Academic Labor and Research. He teaches first-year writing and a variety of upper-level writing courses, that include composition theory, online writing instruction, persuasive writing, and research methods. Additionally, he has presented research at several national conferences, including conferences for the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies. Melvin was recently appointed as Chancellor's Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Erin Lehman is an Associate Professor of English and Dean/Faculty Lead for the online School of Arts, Sciences, & Education at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been teaching undergraduate writing for twelve years—starting as an adjunct faculty member at IUPUI, and now full-time. She teaches composition and capstone courses and has facilitated teacher institutes with the Hoosier Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, since 2018.  Erin enjoys mentoring undergraduate writers and serves as a Faculty Advising Editor for the Young Scholars in Writing journal of undergraduate research. She is an active scholar whose work has appeared recently in the Journal of Teaching Writing. Erin is a Master Teacher and a recipient of the 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction.   CLICK HERE to Register Online!! Zoom