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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: http://www.drexel.edu/wpa2010/ for full details on how to submit proposals and/or to register. See you in Philadelphia!

OPEN-RANK POSITION IN RHETORIC AND WRITING STUDIES, WPA for FYC @ UTEP

We’re excited to announce that we will be conducting an open-rank search this spring for a Writing Program Administrator to begin directing UTEP’s First-Year Composition program in Fall 2019. Details below and attached. Please feel free to circulate widely.

OPEN-RANK POSITION IN RHETORIC AND WRITING STUDIES

Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Composition (Tenure Track)

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach and conduct research, primarily in the area of rhetoric and composition.

Responsibilities for this position include:

1.    Teaching four courses per semester in the writing sequence, including developmental writing;

2.    Participating in program assessment and curriculum development activities;

3.    Participating in department, college, and university service; and

4.    Engaging in professional and scholarly activities; such as presentations at scholarly venues, publication in relevant professional publications, or other scholarly methods of disseminating knowledge.

Apply Online at: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Assistant-Professor-of-English-%40-UC-Blue-Ash-OH-45201/520227700/

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Call for Proposals "Tell Them We Are Rising: Emerging Eminence In HBCU Research"

Edward Waters College is excited to announce a Call for Papers for our inaugural conference "Tell Them We Are Rising: Emerging Eminence In HBCU Research."  The abstracts deadline will be December 15, 2018.  The Conference itself will be held Friday, April 5, 2019, on the campus of Edward Waters College.  We look forward to an exciting interchange of research as we share our research and scholarship with each other.  If you are interested in submitting an abstract please e-mail Dr. Monique L. Akassi at m.akassi@ewc.edu or Dr. Stephine G.

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2019 Conference Call for Proposals

 

More Seats at the Table: Radical Inclusion in Writing Programs
Baltimore, Maryland @ The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Workshop: July 21-24, 2019
Institutes: July 25, 2019
Conference: July 25-28, 2019

Writing happens all around us—frequently in traditional college settings, but equally frequently in places (and with people) we might not ordinarily think about. If we turned our collective gaze to those non-traditional sites, students, faculty, and methods, what might we see? What writing programs currently exist that are understudied or marginalized in some way—for example, community-college programs, prison writing programs, community and adult-education writing programs, immigrant-focused and second-language programs, basic-writing programs? Within our college settings, how are writing programs serving populations that might otherwise be marginalized or overlooked? How can we pull up a chair for those students, sites, teachers, and ideas that have been underrepresented at our CWPA table?

FULL CALL ALSO ATTACHED AS PDF

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