CWPA Statement on Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Environment

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is committed to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment in which WPAs, the instructors in the programs they direct, and the students in those programs can continue to thrive and learn. Consequently, we are committed to explicitly acting against any programs, policies, or other structures in society and schools that produce inequality, division, exclusion, or unfair advantage to any one group by luck of birth.

2011 WPA Summer Conference in Baton Rouge

Now is the time to mark your calendars for CWPA's 2011 summer events in Baton Rouge:

Workshop: July 10-13, 2011 (facilitated by Bud Weiser and Shirley Rose)

Institutes: July 14, 2011 (topics to be announced later)

Conference: July 14-17, 2011 (Theme: Frameworks for Success)

Irv Peckham (LSU) and Jim McDonald (University of Louisiana-Lafayette), the local hosts, have found a lovely site near the LSU campus for the events.

Also, I'll remind everyone of the future locations:

WPA 2010, Conversations Toward Action (July 15-18 in Philadelphia) - Ready for Proposals!!

WPA 2010 is ready for your proposals, and conference registration is open! Visit the conference home page: for full details on how to submit proposals and/or to register. See you in Philadelphia!

Full-time composition instructor positions at the University of Miami

We invite applications for one or more FT composition lecturer positions for the academic year 2018-19.  Appointments are for one year and may be renewable.  Candidates must have an M.A. or M.F.A. in English or relevant field; a PhD in Rhetoric & Composition and/or Writing Studies is preferred.  We are especially interested in candidates with backgrounds that connect to disciplines other than English studies. Details at:


CWPA 2018 in Sacramento

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Now that the deadline for CWPA Conference proposals has passed, it's time to start California dreaming.  Sacramento is a lovely city, and our conference theme, "What if We Tried This? Innovating Writing Programs," reflects both the needs of our organization and the spirit of innovation that is California.

Director of the Writing Center at Le Moyne College

Le Moyne College invites applications for the Director of the Writing Center. This is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Dean of Assessment and Planning and serving at the pleasure of the Provost. Responsible for all operations of the Writing Center, the Director should be a dynamic individual who possesses prior experience as a writing tutor and/or instructor, strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members.


Coordinator of First-Year Writing Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Blackburn College, a private liberal-arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Coordinator of First-Year Writing.  Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Composition, Rhetoric, or a closely related field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and at least two years’ experience teaching First-Year Writing. Experience working in peer-tutor writing centers strongly preferred.