News & Announcements

CFS for Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA (due January 15, 2018)!

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration.

Submissions are due January 15, 2018 at 11:59pm (PST).

Please find the full CFS attached and at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwShoiaGCckNZE5NdHVkb0xMc2M/view?usp=sh...

WPA-GO Social @ CWPA 2017

The Council of Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) cordially invites all graduate students and faculty to join us for our annual CWPA social!

A limited number of drink tickets will be available. Please feel free to invite colleagues you know will be in Knoxville!

Clancy’s Tavern (602 S. Gay St.) is located about two blocks from the Hilton Knoxville. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sign Up for WPA-GO Research and Writing Group Sessions @ CWPA!

Sign up for our fourth annual Research and Writing Group (RWG) sessions! The RWG @ CWPA will take place on Thursday, July 20th, from 2pm-4pm at the 2017 CWPA Conference in Knoxville, TN. Registration will remain open until next Saturday, July 1st. This event will kick off the WPA-GO Scholars Maker Space and WPA-GO Town Hall!

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Leading Ideas Conference: Teaching & Learning Space (July 10-11, 2017)

Greetings, CWPA members!

I'm excited to promote a summer conference about teaching and learning spaces, designed for educators of all subjects, all levels K-16, at Tennessee Tech University on July 10-11, 2017. Featured presenters are Michael Wesch and Erin Klein. The attached flyer provides a little more info, as well as a link to the conference website: https://sites.tntech.edu/leadingideas/.  

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Faculty Specialist I – Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Faculty Specialist I – Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Western Michigan University invites applications for a one-year term appointment, at the rank of Faculty Specialist—Lecturer (FS I), to serve as a leave-of-absence replacement in Rhetoric and Writing Studies and to begin August 16, 2017.

Primary Duties: Teaching courses in the Department of English during fall and spring semesters to support its growing Rhetoric and Writing Studies program.

Potential WAC Director position at UVA

The University of Virginia will embark this fall on a 5-yr Quality Enhancement Program devoted to writing instruction, and part of the plan is to hire a WAC Director (our first) next year. The QEP faculty committee has insisted that the WAC Director should be a tenure-track (or, ideally, tenured) hire, but the Provost wants assurance that we'd get applicants who are serious scholars in the field before granting a tenure line. (He may not recognize the degree to which Rhetoric & Composition has a long record of serious scholarship.)
 

WPA-GO 2017 Graduate Committee Election

If you're a member of WPA-GO, please vote in the WPA-GO Graduate Committee election! You can find the ballot, candidates' bios, and their application responses here: http://bit.ly/wpagoelections2017.

Voting will close on March 10th. Please spread the word!

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