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Issue 32.1 of WPA: Writing Program Administration (Fall/Winter 2008) is now available to WPA members on the WPA website: http://wpacouncil.org/32n1. You must be logged in and have an active WPA membership to read this issue.
Subscribers and institutional members will be receiving printed copies in early May. The issue was sent to the printer on April 20, 2009, and should ship from Grand Valley State University about May 5, 2009.
Digital WPA has now been upgraded to Drupal 5.1. There are numerous improvements and features, so be sure to explore and experiment! Most site content remains in its same location. During this transition period, we will be working on development of a WPA site theme, so please consider this one only temporary while we complete all components of the upgrade.
You'll find these direct links to site content useful. Most of these links are available on the top navigation bar on every node on the site:
- WPA: Writing Program Administration is our refereed, scholarly journal.
- Journal archives--dating from the first issue in 1977--are available in PDF format. Only current WPA members can access the most recent issues.
- Join or renew your membership online with a credit card.
- The Consultant-Evaluator Service for Writing Programs helps colleges and universities develop and assess their writing programs.
- A new Job Board provides space for people to post and review job ads of interest to WPA members and others.
Once you've registered for the site, be sure to complete your personal and professional profile in your Profile so that WPAs can stay in touch and build community.
Dickinson State University is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and creative individual to join the Academic Success Center (ASC), a learning excellence program. As an ASC team member, the Writing Center and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator will supervise direct academic assistance in writing; teach three sections of supplemental instruction for developmental English courses; and provide leadership and structural support for the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative. The Coordinator will also hire, train, and evaluate the English peer tutors and Writing Center Interns; develop and implement an On-Line Writing Lab (OWL); provide training sessions and informational workshops for both students and faculty; and write grants to support the initiatives of this program.