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.
CWPA President's blog
To submit a proposal: http://wpacouncil.org/node/add/cwpa-2017-summer-conference-pres
Call For Proposals
Solving Problems Together: Agency and Advocacy in an Age of Austerity
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
Call for Nominations and Self-Nominations: CWPA Secretary and Treasurer
The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) invites nominations from its members for individuals wishing to serve as the organization’s Secretary, Treasurer, or Secretary/Treasurer. This is an opportunity for individuals to contribute their talents and time to the important work we do and to serve as a leader of the organization. The call for nominations/self-nominations is attached.!--break--
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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.
Please circulate widely!
The Council of Writing Program Administrators seeks nominations for its Best Book Award for 2015. This award recognizes books whose authors or editors have made an outstanding contribution to the field of writing program administration over the past calendar year.
The Council of Writing Program Administrators is releasing the following statement in response to HB2 in North Carolina prior to our conference this week in Raleigh.
Statement on North Carolina’s HB2
Council of Writing Program Administrators
Registration is now open for the CWPA 2016 conference in Raleigh, NC! We'll be talking about "Engaging Multiple Perspectives in and about Writing Program Administration." Early registration rates are available through May 31, 2016. For registration information, please visit: http://www.carolinaswpa.org/cwpa2016/about-the-conference/registration/
Please see the attached call for a new editorial team for WPA: Writing Program Administration. The term of our current, amazing editorial team (Barb L’Eplattenier, Lisa Mastrangelo, and Sherry Rankins-Robertson) will expire in Spring 2017, so Rita Malenczyk is heading the search committee for a new editor (or editors) in her capacity as chair of the Publications Committee.