At a Glance

Program Highlights

Keynote Addresses

Monday 7/17 11:00 – 12:30

David Green, Howard University

Freedom has No Fear of Time and Other Illmatic Proverbs for Conversations about Writing Programs and Freedom Dreams: A Critical Rereading of Our Programmatic Selves

Tuesday 7/18 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Dominic DelliCarpini, York College of PA

Students’ Right to their Own Language: The Gordian Knot of Social Justice for Writing Program Administrators

CWPA Culture Assessment and Participants Listening Sessions

One Eight Create (OEC) has been conducting Culture Assessment of CWPA operation model with focus on centering the organization’s work, documents, and procedures on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

B5 Monday 7/17 12:45 – 2:00 in Casino Ballroom

OEC will present the results of CWPA Culture Assessment.

D5 Monday July 17 4:00 – 5:15 in Mandalay 2

E3 Tuesday July 18 9:00 – 10:15 in Mandalay 4

OEC will offer two listening sessions that all conference participants can attend. These sessions won’t be attended by any of CWPA officers or Executive Board members to allow for maximum transparency and openness from participants.

OEC will also have a booth at the Exhibition Hall for conference participants to stop by and talk to them.

After the conference ends, OEC team will compile all participants’ input and present it in their final report to CWPA officers for discussion and determining the organization’s next steps.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Revision

CWPA has been a partner of the NSSE “Experiences with Writing” module on writing. Since the module is due for updates this year, CWPA has partnered with the team in charge of the module to offer two sessions at the Reno conference:

C4 on Monday 7/17 2:15 – 3:30 in Casino Ballroom

A Presentation and Report Session in which they will discuss the current module version, report findings and trends, share recent feedback from institutional users.

H1 on Tuesday 7/18 3:15 – 4:30 in Mandalay 3

An interactive session where participants will review “Experiences with Writing” module existing items and help develop ideas for new content.

WPA Institute on AI and WPA Work

Wednesday 7/19 10:30 – 3:30

Writing Program Administration and Campus Leadership in Response to Artificial Intelligence

Leaders: Christopher Basgier and Carey Andrzejewski

WPA-GO Breakfast Buddies Mentoring Event

Tuesday 7/18 7:00 – 8:30 in Mandalay 3

The Writing Program Administrators – Graduate Organization's (WPA-GO) mentoring event Breakfast Buddies is back! This event is one of WPA-GO’s signature programming that pairs up graduate students doing WPA-related work with mentors over breakfast.

CWPA Journal and Committees in Reno

WPA Journal

WPA Journal editors will offer two sessions:

C3 Monday 7/17 2:15 – 3:30 in Mandalay 3

Come learn about the work the editors have done to “promote anti-racist reviewing and publishing practices in the WPA Journal.”

F3 Tuesday 7/18 10:30 – 11:45 in Mandalay 2

If you are working on a manuscript for the journal, have an idea for a special issue, have an idea for a manuscript and need to mull it over with the editors, go to the Meet the WPA Journal editors.

CWPA Consultant-Evaluator Service

Tuesday 7/18 1:45 – 3:00 in Mandalay 5

Come learn about this important service and engage in “a focused discussion of specific ways the Service has responded to the CWPA DEI Audit consultants’ recommendations.”

CWPA Graduate Research Award

G1 Tuesday July 17 1:45 – 3:00 in Casino Ballroom

If you are a graduate student doing research on WPA work, this session is for you. CWPA Graduate Research Award Committee Chair will discuss the award submission guidelines and benefits of submitting work for the award. The 2022 and 2023 award winners will share their experiences with the award. All three of them will answer your questions and offer specific guidance on submitting your work for the next award cycle.